One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A hognose snake (genus Heterodon), which characteristically raises and inflates its head and neck and hisses loudly when threatened.
2Journalism. A heading in a distinctive or large typeface, a display heading. Now rare.
Mid 19th century. From spread + head.
spread head/ˈsprɛd hɛd/
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