- the connection between an antenna and a transmitter or receiving set.
- the portion of a program or script that precedes or introduces a commercial.
Origin of lead-in
Examples from the Web for lead-in
The lead-in for traffic is a cheery: “Now a look at your morning commute.”Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting|Ted Gioia|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the title suggests, this half-hour program debuts before the sun comes up—at 5:30 a.m. EDT—as the lead-in to Morning Joe.
For the antenna and lead-in and ground wires, Jessie purchased three hundred feet of copper wire, number fourteen.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
Then there was an additional coil of wire to be used for lead-in and suspension wires.
As soon as the aerial dangled aloft, Lumley got tools to bore a hole in the window-sash for the lead-in wire.
The intruder had taken both aerial and lead-in wire, and Charley hadn't a hundred feet of wire left in the place.
In the bulb is a short tungsten filament wound in the form of a tight spiral, and supported between two lead-in wires.The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
British Dictionary definitions for lead-in
- an introduction to a subject
- (as modifier)a lead-in announcement