lede

[ leed ]
/ lid /

noun

Journalism. lead1 (def. 37a).

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Origin of lede

First recorded in 1950–55; altered spelling of lead1 (in the journalism sense “short introductory summary”), used in the printing trades to distinguish it from the homograph lead2 (in the sense “thin strip of type metal for increasing the space between lines of type”)
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