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adjective American leadoff pronunciation in American English /ˈlidˌɔf/
  1. 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
    1. a.
      done by a leadoff batter
      a leadoff homer
  2. 2
    happening or doing something first
    the leadoff witness in the trial
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