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

Other Words from colead

coleader \ ˌkō-​ˈlē-​dər How to pronounce colead (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

Examples of colead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 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, 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of colead

1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Colead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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