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

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

3. Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.

4. <chemical>

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

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

6. That end of a stone or brick which is presented outward. Heading course A joint between two roussoirs in the same course.

(01 Mar 1998)

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