Meaning of lead-off

lead-off

Pronunciation: (lēd'ôf", -of"), [key]
— adj.
  1. leading off or beginning: the lead-off item on the agenda.

lead•off

Pronunciation: (lēd'ôf", -of"), [key]
— n.
  1. an act that starts something; start; beginning.
  2. the player who is first in the batting order or who is first to bat for a team in an inning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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