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1 a long hollow cylinder for carrying a substance (as a liquid or gas)
  • the leader funnels water off of the roof and down into the cistern

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2 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do
  • the team leader is good at making sure that everyone keeps busy at their assigned tasks

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3 one that takes the lead or sets an example
  • an architectural firm that is widely regarded as a leader in innovative residential design

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The first known use of leader was in the 14th century

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“Leader.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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