un·​lead·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈle-dəd How to pronounce unleaded (audio) \

Definition of unleaded

1 : not having leads between the lines in printing
2 : not treated or mixed with lead or lead compounds unleaded fuels

Examples of unleaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The compression ratio is a relaxed 9.3 to 1, reflecting the V16T makers' provision for the use of emissions controls and unleaded fuel. Giancarlo Perini, Car and Driver, "1989 Cizeta Moroder V16T Dares to Be Different," 14 Sep. 2020 Fueling requires unleaded pump octane number (PON) 86 or higher. Joe Michaud, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ready for an adventure?," 16 Aug. 2020 For those who don’t need unleaded fuel to get their day started, the Daybreak Morning Blend from Caribou is a lighter, gentler way to get your coffee fix. Popular Science, "Great-tasting coffee beans for every preference," 17 June 2020 Monday’s national average for regular unleaded gas was $2.10 a gallon, up 24 cents from a month ago but 59 cents cheaper than in mid-June 2019, according to AAA Wisconsin. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gas prices inching higher but probably won't reach year-ago highs," 15 June 2020 The national average for regular unleaded dropped Monday to $1.81 a gallon, the lowest since March 2016, according to AAA. Dana Hull, Bloomberg.com, "Tesla’s Gas-Savings Claims Are Undercut by Plunging Pump Prices," 8 May 2020 Nationwide, the most common price for regular unleaded is $1.59, up 10 cents from a week ago. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cheap gas prices are disappearing fast as some travel returns to normal," 6 May 2020 Regular 85-octane gas is a relic best suited to vehicles built between 1971 (when automakers started engineering for unleaded gas) and 1984 (when fuel injection became common). Car and Driver, "Explained: Car and Driver Will Now Take Your Questions, Part Two," 18 Apr. 2020 On average, a gallon of unleaded is retailing for $2.37, compared with $2.43 a month ago, according to AAA. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Trump speaks to Saudi crown prince as oil output spike tanks markets," 10 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unleaded

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unleaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unleaded. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unleaded

: not containing lead

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