un·​lead·​ed | \ˌən-ˈle-dəd \

Definition of unleaded 

1 : not having leads between the lines in printing

2 : not treated or mixed with lead or lead compounds unleaded fuels

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Gasoline prices fell nearly 5 cents a gallon last week in the Houston metro area, down to an average of $2.64 for a gallon of regular unleaded, while the national average dipped more than 5 cents to $2.83 a gallon. Jordan Blum, Rye Druzin, Houston Chronicle, "June dip in fuel prices coming to an end," 25 June 2018 The price of a gallon of regular unleaded hit an average of $2.79 a gallon in the Orlando area on Monday morning, according to AAA. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando gas prices balloon to $2.79 a gallon," 14 May 2018 After five weeks of declining gas prices, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is expected to hit $2.90 a gallon during the holiday, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices nationwide. Katherine Blunt, Houston Chronicle, "Gasoline prices surge ahead of July 4," 28 June 2018 Orlando area gas prices hit an average of $2.60 for regular unleaded Monday, according to AAA, the cheapest since the middle of April. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando gas prices expected to rise again with oil volatility," 25 June 2018 The average price of regular unleaded in the Houston area fell 2.7 cents to $2.61 a gallon, while the national average dropped by 0.3 cents to $2.85 a gallon, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices nationwide. Katherine Blunt, Houston Chronicle, "Gasoline prices drop slightly in Houston," 9 July 2018 The price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has followed suit, with the national average for unleaded regular climbing above $2.80 in recent days. Matt Phillips And Stanley Reed, BostonGlobe.com, "US oil prices hit $70 a barrel for first time since ’14," 7 May 2018 Fuel prices are falling following the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and Orlando stations are charging $2.87 a gallon on average for regular unleaded, according to AAA. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando may have narrowly avoided $3-a-gallon gas for 2018," 29 May 2018 With oil prices — which sway pump prices — increasing, and summer travel demand just weeks away, the price of regular unleaded could approach $3 per gallon by Memorial Day, says Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for fuel savings app GasBuddy. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "With gas prices going up, what's it cost to fill up your car," 13 May 2018

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1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: not containing lead

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