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Definition of "leaky" []

  • Permitting leaks or leakage: a leaky roof; a leaky defense system. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leaky" in a sentence
  • "He does have moments a fear while living in what he describes as a leaky spacesuit."
  • "Cities and towns shouldn't have to worry that the water lost in leaky pipes will mean ongoing shortages or usage restrictions."
  • "You know, it's interesting to note that Secretary Clinton used the word leaky to describe past U.N. sanctions, obviously referring to the fact that they have not always been as effective as they were hoping they could be."