[ lee-der ]
/ ˈli dər /
a person or thing that leads.
a guiding or directing head, as of an army, movement, or political group.
- 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 featured article of trade, especially one offered at a low price to attract customers.Compare loss leader.
blank film or tape at the beginning of a length of film or magnetic tape, used for threading a motion-picture camera, tape recorder, etc.Compare trailer(def 6).
- 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.
a pipe for conveying rain water downward, as from a roof; downspout.
a horse harnessed at the front of a team.
leaders, Printing. a row of dots or a short line to lead the eye across a space.
Nautical. lead1(def 40b).
a duct for conveying warm air from a hot-air furnace to a register or stack.
Mining. a thin vein of ore connected with a large vein.
Related formslead·er·less, adjectivesub·lead·er, noun
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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
British Dictionary definitions for sub-leader
/ (ˈliːdə) /
a person who rules, guides, or inspires others; head
- Also called (esp US and Canadian): concertmaster the principal first violinist of an orchestra, who plays solo parts, and acts as the conductor's deputy and spokesman for the orchestra
- US a conductor or director of an orchestra or chorus
- the first man on a climbing rope
- the leading horse or dog in a team
mainly US and Canadian an article offered at a sufficiently low price to attract customersSee also loss leader
a statistic or index that gives an advance indication of the state of the economy
Also called: leading article mainly British the leading editorial in a newspaper
nautical another term for fairlead
a strip of blank film or tape used to facilitate threading a projector, developing machine, etc, and to aid identification
(plural) printing rows of dots or hyphens used to guide the reader's eye across a page, as in a table of contents
botany any of the long slender shoots that grow from the stem or branch of a tree: usually removed during pruning
British a member of the Government having primary authority in initiating legislative business (esp in the phrases Leader of the House of Commons and Leader of the House of Lords)
the senior barrister, usually a Queen's Counsel, in charge of the conduct of a caseCompare junior (def. 6)
Derived Formsleaderless, adjective
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