|1.||a printed and usually folded sheet of paper for distribution, usually free and containing advertising material or information about a political party, charity, etc|
|2.||any of the subdivisions of a compound leaf such as a fern leaf|
|3.||(loosely) any small leaf or leaflike part|
|4.||to distribute printed leaflets (to): they leafleted every flat in the area|
"A newspaperman asked the British authorities for a copy of the leaflets distributed in Germany by British airplanes. According to the London Daily Herald, his request was refused with the following answer: "Copies are not given out, as they might fall into enemy hands." ["The Living Age" magazine, Sept. 1939-Feb. 1940]
|leaflet (lē'flĭt) Pronunciation Key
A small leaf or leaflike part, especially one of the blades or divisions of a compound leaf.