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masthead

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