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leadoff

[leed-awf, -of]
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noun
  1. an act that starts something; start; beginning.
  2. Baseball. the player who is first in the batting order or who is first to bat for a team in an inning.
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Origin of leadoff

First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase lead off

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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Related Words for leadoff

alpha, basis, birth, commencement, creation, dawn, dawning, genesis, inauguration, inception, incipience, incipiency, induction, infancy, initiation, installation, introduction, kickoff, launch, onset