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Definition of "lead-off" []

  • To initiate the action of (something); begin (verb)
  • An initial move or action (noun)
  • A person or thing that begins something (noun)
  • Alternative spelling of leadoff. (adjective)

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Use "lead-off" in a sentence
  • "The 24-year-old Stewart, making just his eighth career start, took a perfect game into the eighth inning, where Twins third baseman Danny Valencia hit a lead-off double to ruin the streak of perfection."
  • "It wound up being the lead-off to the show's strongest season to date."
  • "WASHINGTON — New Hampshire's largest newspaper on Sunday endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the 2012 GOP presidential race, signaling that rival Mitt Romney isn't the universal favorite and potentially resetting the contest before the state's lead-off primary Jan. 10."