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lead-off

[leed-awf, -of] /ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
adjective
1.
leading off or beginning:
the lead-off item on the agenda.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; adj. use of verb phrase lead off
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British Dictionary definitions for lead-off

lead off

/liːd/
verb (adverb)
1.
to initiate the action of (something); begin
noun
2.
an initial move or action
3.
a person or thing that begins something
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