(of gasoline) containing tetraethyllead.

Origin of leaded

First recorded in 1935–40; lead2 + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for leaded

Historical Examples of leaded

  • In the circumstances, the leaded line of leaping words was justified.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • Round the walls of the room were bookcases with leaded diamond panes.

    Waiting for Daylight

    Henry Major Tomlinson

  • He was staring through the leaded panes with an intent, eager gaze.

    Studies in love and in terror

    Marie Belloc Lowndes

  • Leaded glass can be used in place of this latticework, if it is desired.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor

  • If you angle for him your tackle should be strong and leaded, so as to keep your line at bottom.

British Dictionary definitions for leaded



(of windows) composed of small panes of glass held in place by thin grooved strips of leadleaded lights
(of petrol) containing tetraethyl lead in order to improve combustion
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