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leading edge

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noun \ˈlē-diŋ-\

Simple Definition of leading edge

  • : the front edge of something that moves

  • : the most important or advanced area of activity in a particular field

Full Definition of leading edge

  1. 1 :  the forward part of something that moves or seems to move

  2. 2 :  the foremost edge of an airfoil

  3. 3 :  cutting edge

leading–edge adjective

Examples of leading edge

  1. the leading edge of an airplane's wing

  2. the leading edge of a thunderstorm



1877

First Known Use of leading edge

1877


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