I've always used the word "exdented" when describing a paragraph of text (or, more usually, a section of computer code) where the first line is set further left than the remainder of the paragraph/block - essentially the opposite of "indented".
However, it appears that exdent isn't really a word - it's not in the Oxford dictionaries, Websters, or Wiktionary, as far as I can tell. So, is there a better word? Is there one that typographers and typesetters use?
(In the ancient
UNIX text formatting package
-ms macro set included a
.XP command to achieve the effect. This stood for "exdented paragraph" and I suspect that's where my usage comes from, but that doesn't mean it's the right term!)
Oblig. sample sentence: "The first line of the code block should be <exdented> to identify a new block"