Head"ing, n.


The act or state of one who, or that which, heads; formation of a head.


That which stands at the head; title; as, the heading of a paper.


Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.

4. Mining.

A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; also, the end of a drift or gallery; the vein above a drift.

5. sewing

The extension of a line ruffling above the line of stitch.

6. Masonry

That end of a stone or brick which is presented outward.


Heading course Arch., a course consisting only of headers. See Header, n. 3 (a). -- Heading joint. (a) Carp. A joint, as of two or more boards, etc., at right angles to the grain of the wood. (b) Masonry A joint between two roussoirs in the same course.


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