leading edge


leading edge

noun \ˈlē-diŋ-\

: 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
:  the forward part of something that moves or seems to move
2
:  the foremost edge of an airfoil
3
leading–edge adjective

Examples of LEADING EDGE

  1. the leading edge of an airplane's wing
  2. the leading edge of a thunderstorm

First Known Use of LEADING EDGE

1877

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