[ led-id ]

  1. (of gasoline) containing tetraethyllead.

Origin of leaded

First recorded in 1935–40; lead2 + -ed3

Words Nearby leaded

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How to use leaded in a sentence

  • The front of this shop of the Sieur Lecamus was all window, formed of sashes of leaded panes, which made the interior very dark.

    Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
  • The grate was black-leaded, and there was a wonderful firescreen with an Alpine landscape.

    My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan

British Dictionary definitions for leaded


/ (ˈlɛdɪd) /

  1. (of windows) composed of small panes of glass held in place by thin grooved strips of lead: leaded lights

  2. (of petrol) containing tetraethyl lead in order to improve combustion

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