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noun     lead pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] chemistry a chemical element that is a soft heavy gray metal. Its symbol is Pb and it was used especially in the past for making pipes, covering roofs, and in paint.

    lead pipes

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  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the long thin black center part of a pencil that you make marks with
  3. 3


    [plural] small narrow pieces of lead used as frames for small pieces of glass in a window

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