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masthead

Nautical
a. the head of a mast
b. (as modifier): masthead sail

masthead

The identifier at the top of a Web page, which is typically a graphic image with navigation links. The term originally referred to a plate on the mast of a sailing ship that named the owner of the vessel. The expression migrated to the editorial page of magazines and newspapers as a list or directory that identifies the publisher and editors. See navigation bar.
References in classic literature ?
Ever, like a mirage, the cocoanut trees hovered on the horizon, visible only from the masthead.
A few minutes later, just as the captain had discovered that a new current from the northeast had gripped the Pyrenees, the masthead lookouts raised cocoanut palms in the northwest.
The Pyrenees sailed the ten miles; she sailed ten miles more; and the lookouts at the three mastheads saw naught but the naked, sun-washed sea.
Lookouts at the mastheads could report no land, and the day passed in drizzling calms and violent squalls.
One by one--I was at the masthead and saw--the six boats disappeared over the bulge of the earth as they followed the seal into the west.
Faint, ruddy flashes of lightning flicker in the starlight upon her mastheads.
The ship's bell was ringing for us; a guitar in the background burlesqued the Wedding March under skinny fingers; the air was poisoned by a million cigarettes, they raised a pall of smoke above the mastheads, they set fire to the ship; smoke and flame covered the sea from rim to rim, smoke and flame filled the universe; the sea dried up, and I was left lying in its bed, lying in my coffin, with red-hot teeth, because the sun blazed right above them, and my withered lips were drawn back from them for ever.
The night was not so dark but that, besides the lights at bows and mastheads gliding to and fro, they could discern some shadowy bulk attached; and now and then a ghostly lighter with a large dark sail, like a warning arm, would start up very near them, pass on, and vanish.
I tacked back and forth and wore for two solid hours, then hove to till daybreak, and cruised back and forth all day, two men at the mastheads.
Karachi -- Online advertising has taken a new and exciting turn in Pakistan and Starcom Mediavest Group in collaboration with leading Pakistani online publishers; Jang Media Group, Dawn Media Group, Samaa and Express Media Group was the first agency to utilize the Premium Publisher Homepage Masthead offering for a Coca-Cola, Pakistan campaign.
LAHORE -- Online advertising has taken a new and exciting turn in Pakistan and StarcomMediavest Group in collaboration with leading Pakistani online publishers was the first agency to utilize the Premium Publisher Homepage Masthead offering for a Coca-Cola, Pakistan campaign.
Since 1947, The Masthead has served to to provide information and insight for professional creators and managers of opinion journalism for members of its parent organization, the National Conference of Editorial Writers (1947-2011), which became the Association of Opinion Journalists (2012-2016) before merging into ASNE.