an act that starts something; start; beginning.
Baseball. the player who is first in the batting order or who is first to bat for a team in an inning.
Other definitions for lead-off (2 of 2)
leading off or beginning: the lead-off item on the agenda.
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British Dictionary definitions for lead off
to initiate the action of (something); begin
an initial move or action
a person or thing that begins something
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Other Idioms and Phrases with leadoff
Begin, start, go first. For example, We have a panel of three speakers, so will you lead off? [c. 1800]
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