leadoff

noun lead·off \ ˈlēd-ˌȯf \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of leadoff

1 : a beginning or leading action
2 : one that leads off

leadoff

adjective

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First Known Use of leadoff

circa 1886

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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lead off

verb \ ˈlēd- \

Definition of lead off

: begin; also : to come on or perform first
1 : to make a start on : open
2 : to bat first for a baseball team in (an inning)

Examples of lead off in a Sentence

  1. plans to lead off the news conference with a prepared statement

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First Known Use of lead off

1806

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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