leaky

adjective
\ ˈlē-kē How to pronounce leaky (audio) \
leakier; leakiest

Definition of leaky

: permitting fluid to leak in or out

Other Words from leaky

leakily \ ˈlē-​kə-​lē How to pronounce leaky (audio) \ adverb
leakiness \ ˈlē-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce leaky (audio) \ noun

Examples of leaky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, the Bengals’ leaky line had allowed Joe Burrow to get sacked nine times in Cincinnati’s previous playoff game. Jeff Fedotin, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 And Thompson’s play has been erratic throughout that stretch, a product of a leaky offensive line, a number of bad drops, some questionable play calling and more than a few off-target throws. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Nov. 2021 Blough finished 5 of 6 passing for 76 yards, and Boyle, playing behind a leaky second-string offensive line, was 8 of 15 passing for 38 yards. Dave Birkett, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2021 Blough finished 5 of 6 passing for 76 yards, and Boyle, playing behind a leaky second-string offensive line, was 8 of 15 passing for 38 yards. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 14 Aug. 2021 The second stage includes eliminating sources of food and moisture, for example by fixing leaky pipes and storing food properly. Dan Diclerico, Good Housekeeping, 22 July 2022 Even a bill to study leaky pipes couldn’t get passed. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022 Fix emitters that are broken or clogged, tubes that are disconnected, drip lines that have been chewed by puppies, and faucets and hoses that are leaky. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 July 2022 Based on the comedian Sarah Silverman’s memoir of the same name, the show focuses on the plight of a 10-year-old girl, named not coincidentally Sarah Silverman ( Zoe Glick ), whose bladder is as leaky as her mouth is foul. Charles Isherwood, WSJ, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of leaky

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Leaky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaky. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for leaky

leaky

adjective
\ ˈlē-kē How to pronounce leaky (audio) \
leakier; leakiest

Kids Definition of leaky

: letting fluid in or out through a crack or hole a leaky roof

leaky

adjective
\ ˈlē-kē How to pronounce leaky (audio) \

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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