from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In newspapers, a heading set in several lines of large type.


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  • General Galliéni, Governor of Paris, has issued a decree prohibiting newspapers to publish "spread-head" lines extending over two columns in width.

    Paris War Days Diary of an American Charles Inman Barnard

  • But all, from the tallest spread-head to the smallest button-face -- all knew the pleasure of the uncertain winds; all knew the game of holding flying things just a moment longer, by fascinating them, by drowsing them into sleepiness, by nipping their probosces, or by puffing perfume into their nostrils while they caught their feet with the pressure of a hundred yellow rods ....

    The Extra Day Algernon Blackwood 1910


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