- allowing liquid, gas, etc., to enter or escape: a leaky boat; a leaky container.
- Informal. unreliable: a leaky memory; a leaky tongue.
Origin of leaky
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Examples from the Web for leaky
Even stories of cruise ships in trouble with leaky toilets and spoiled food are popular.The Racism of Disaster Coverage
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What they did have were out-of-date textbooks, leaky roofs, and no heat.Bigotry Is Back, 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education
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Leaky gut syndrome aside, NSAIDs are responsible for (PDF) over 100,000 hospitalizations each year, and over 16,000 deaths.
Recent research shows the OTC drug could be contributing to leaky gut syndrome and celiac disease.
When they moved back to London, the only accommodation they could afford was a freezing, leaky barge on the Thames.Penelope Fitzgerald Was as Brilliant and Mysterious as Her Own Fiction
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I am of opinion that pumping a leaky ship is the most detestable work in the world.
The Washington had proved to be a leaky ship, every passage I made in her.
We was heaving cargo overboard like a leaky ship in a typhoon.
Said afore 'twas done he was so leaky with spear holes that he cast a shadder like a skimmer.
A battery which has a leaky jar will also have a case which is rotted at the bottom and sides.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
- leaking or tending to leak
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Word Origin and History for leaky
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