co·​lead | \ ˌkō-ˈlēd How to pronounce colead (audio) \
variants: or co-lead
coled or co-led; coleading or co-leading

Definition of colead

1 transitive : to lead (something, such as a group) with one or more other people They were chosen to co-lead the investigative team.
2 intransitive : to share a lead with another person in a competition A former U.S. Amateur champion in Byeong Hun An co-leads at 10 under after a second straight 66.— Kevin Casey

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coleader \ ˌkō-​ˈlē-​dər How to pronounce coleader (audio) \ or co-leader noun, plural coleaders or co-leaders
… expedition coleader Roy Glaser slid gingerly around a huge block of rock that seemed solidly attached to the wall. — David Roberts

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Tensions flared in late 2015 when Mr. Meissner proposed coleading a €20 billion loan to Volkswagen AG , which needed cash to help weather its emissions-testing scandal. Liz Hoffman, WSJ, "Bank of America Is Missing Out on Wall Street’s Boom," 13 Oct. 2018 That was the case with Bamako*Chicago Sound System, a group that Ms. Mitchell coleads with the Malian kora player Ballake Sisoko, but that began as her brainchild. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Nicole Mitchell, an Innovative Flutist With an Afrofuturist Vision," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of colead

1931, in the meaning defined above

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