lede

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lede
c.1965, alternative spelling of lead in the newspaper journalism sense (see lead (v.)), used to distinguish this sense from other possible meanings of the word, perhaps especially the molten lead used in typesetting machines.
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lede

noun
the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter" [syn: lead
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