Definition of heading machine in US English:

heading machine


  • 1Manufacturing Technology. A machine for forming the heads on various small metal parts, especially on fastenings such as nails and rivets.

  • 2Agriculture= "header". Now historical.

  • 3Mining. A machine used to drive horizontal tunnels.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), revolutionary politician and president of the United States of America. From heading + machine.


heading machine

/ˈhɛdɪŋ məˌʃiːn/