noun Date: circa 1886 1. a beginning or leading action 2. one that leads off • leadoff adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • leadoff — lead|off [ lid,ɔf ] adjective AMERICAN 1. ) a leadoff BATTER in baseball is the first player to take a turn at hitting the ball in an INNING: the best leadoff hitter in the league a ) done by a leadoff BATTER: a leadoff homer 2. ) happening or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • leadoff — /leed awf , of /, n. 1. an act that starts something; start; beginning. 2. Baseball. the player who is first in the batting order or who is first to bat for a team in an inning. [1890 95; n. use of v. phrase lead off] * * * …   Universalium

  • leadoff — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence: beginning, commencement, inauguration, inception, incipience, incipiency, initiation, launch, opening, origination, start. Informal: kickoff. See START …   English dictionary for students

  • leadoff — n start, beginning, commencement, onset, outset, outbreak, dawn; initiation, actuation, instigation, creation, inception; institution, inauguration, introduction, constitution, establishment, origination, organization, foundation; All Inf.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • leadoff — lead•off [[t]ˈlidˌɔf, ˌɒf[/t]] n. 1) an act that starts something; start; beginning 2) spo of or denoting the first baseball player in the batting order or the first player to bat in an inning • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • leadoff — ˈlēˌd noun ( s) Etymology: lead off 1. : a beginning or leading action; specifically : a hit made in offense in boxing 2. : a player who leads off; especially …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leadoff Cycle —   [dt. »weiterführender Zyklus«] der, erster Zugriff während eines Burst Zyklus (Burst Modus). Während des Leadoff Cycles wird die vollständige Speicheradresse angelegt …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Leadoff hitter — In baseball, a leadoff hitter is a batter who bats first in the lineup. It can also refer to any batter who bats first in an inning.trategyLeadoff hitters must possess certain traits to be successful: they must reach base at a proficient on base… …   Wikipedia

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