[ leed-awf, -of ]
/ ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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
Words nearby lead-off
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Example sentences from the Web for lead-off
Defense attorney Tom Mesereau proudly spoke about the strength of his lead-off witness, Wade Robson.Exclusive: Michael Jackson Hit With New Sex Abuse Claim|Diane Dimond|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Four wild balls put the lead-off man of Centralia on first with no one out.Mystery Wings|Roy J. Snell