lead-off

[ leed-awf, -of ]
/ ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

adjective

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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