- a conductor or director, as of an orchestra, band, or chorus.
- the player at the head of the first violins in an orchestra, the principal cornetist in a band, or the principal soprano in a chorus, to whom any incidental solos are usually assigned.
- a length of nylon, silkworm gut, wire, or the like, to which the lure or hook is attached.
- the net used to direct fish into a weir, pound, etc.
- leadbeater's cockatoo,
- leader block,
- leader board,
- leader cable,
- leader head,
Origin of leader
Examples from the Web for sub-leader
Conditions now were such that it seemed best to divide the train into sections and put each section under a sub-leader.The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate|Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
- Also called (esp US and Canadian): concertmasterthe principal first violinist of an orchestra, who plays solo parts, and acts as the conductor's deputy and spokesman for the orchestra
- USa conductor or director of an orchestra or chorus
- the first man on a climbing rope
- the leading horse or dog in a team
Old English lædere "one who leads," agent noun from lædan (see lead (v.)). As a title for the head of an authoritarian state, from 1918 (translating führer, Duce, caudillo, etc.). Meaning "writing or statement meant to begin a discussion or debate" is late 13c.; in modern use often short for leading article (1807) "opinion piece in a British newspaper" (leader in this sense attested from 1837).