noun Date: 1896 1. the principal performer in a show ; star; broadly personality 4b 2. fabric covering the inside of the roof of an automobile

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • headliner — 1891, one who writes newspaper headlines; 1896 as one who stars in a performance; from HEADLINE (Cf. headline) + ER (Cf. er) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • headliner — ☆ headliner [hed′līn΄ər ] n. 1. an actor or entertainer advertised as a leading attraction 2. the padded material lining the inside of the roof of an automotive vehicle …   English World dictionary

  • Headliner — Ein Headliner ist jemand, der Schlagzeilen (englisch: headlines) macht. Nach Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary ist der Ausdruck seit 1896 bezeugt.[1] Im deutschen Sprachgebrauch bezeichnet der Begriff heute zumeist den bekanntesten Künstler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Headliner — DescriptionA headliner is a composite material that consists of a face fabric with nonwoven or foam backing that is adhered to the inside roof of automobiles. Most headliners consists of a [tricot] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricot] knit… …   Wikipedia

  • Headliner — Head|li|ner 〈[ hɛ̣dlaınə(r)] m. 3; Mus.〉 Auftritt eines Künstlers od. einer Musikgruppe, mit dem bei einem Konzert od. einer Show als Hauptattraktion geworben wird ● bei einer Tournee als Headliner auftreten [engl.; zu headline „Schlagzeile“] * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • headliner — UK [ˈhedˌlaɪnə(r)] / US [ˈhedˌlaɪnər] noun [countable] Word forms headliner : singular headliner plural headliners the main performer in a show or at an event, whose name is used to attract people to come to listen or watch …   English dictionary

  • headliner — [[t]he̱dlaɪnə(r)[/t]] headliners N COUNT A headliner is the main performer or group of performers in a show. We have introduced singers like Madeline Bell as headliners and I think the club is beginning to take off …   English dictionary

  • headliner — headline ► NOUN 1) a heading at the top of an article or page in a newspaper or magazine. 2) (the headlines) a summary of the most important items of news. ► VERB 1) provide with a headline. 2) appear as the star performer at (a concert).… …   English terms dictionary

  • headliner — /hed luy neuhr/, n. a performer whose name appears most prominently in a program or advertisement or on a marquee; star. [1890 95; HEADLINE + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • headliner — noun a) The headlining band or performer at a concert; the best known and first billed band, often performing as the final act of the evening. b) The interior fabric covering the …   Wiktionary

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