Recent Examples of leaky from the Web
The ability to hold more water in the lake year-round is reduced because of safety concerns about the leaky, erosion-prone dike relied on to protect South Florida from lake flooding.
One revelation was that having a leaky faucet or leaving lights on bothered people more than throwing away food did.
The fatal oil tank battery fire in northern Colorado appears to be unrelated to a nearby home explosion last month caused by a leaky gas line.
Others have caught fire in the electric chair or been subjected to a slow death in a leaky gas chamber.
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First Known Use of leaky
LEAKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of leaky for English Language Learners
: having a hole that allows something (such as a liquid or gas) to pass in or out : having a leak
LEAKY Defined for Kids
Definition of leaky for Students
: letting fluid in or out through a crack or hole a leaky roof
Medical Definition of leaky
: relating to or being a mutant gene that changes the structure of the protein and especially an enzyme that it determines so that some but not all of its biological activity is lost; also : being such a protein with subnormal activity
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