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lead-off

[leed-awf, -of]
adjective
  1. leading off or beginning: the lead-off item on the agenda.
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Origin of lead-off

First recorded in 1885–90; adj. use of verb phrase lead off
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  • Four wild balls put the lead-off man of Centralia on first with no one out.

    Mystery Wings

    Roy J. Snell