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Header may refer to:

Computers and engineering[edit]


  • Lintels (headers), structural members in light-frame construction which run perpendicular to floor and ceiling joists, "heading" them off to create an opening
  • Lintel (architecture), a structural member in post-and-lintel building construction
  • In brickwork, a brick laid with its short side exposed
  • In piping, a manifold or length of pipe that connects multiple smaller pipes


  • Header (sailing): a term used in sailboat racing to denote a wind shift
  • Header, a herding dog with a specific method of interacting with its flock
  • Header, a headlong fall, particularly from a penny-farthing bicycle
  • Header (association football), use of the player's head to direct the ball in association football (soccer)
  • Header, a competitor in the team roping rodeo event who specializes in roping a steer's head


  • Header (film), a 2006 film
  • Header (band), an Australian power pop band
  • Page header, in printing or typography the material separated from the main body that appears at the top of a page
  • Combine header or head, part of a combine harvester
  • Stripper (agriculture), type of grain harvester
  • Header, is a reference to an area within a document that serves to provide the needed context on the content that is included in the report. Headers are often used in reporting to segment content in a consistent manner from one report to another. In this context, especially recognizing the evolving technology display user interfaces, the Header information may appear anywhere within that display (aka Quip :).

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