What is lead off?

  • (verb): Set in motion, cause to start.
    Synonyms: begin, start, commence
    See also — Additional definitions below

Lead Off

In baseball, the term lead off or lead-off has two distinct meanings:

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Some articles on lead off:

Lead Off - The First Batter
... Runner Batting order (1–9) Designated hitter Pinch hitter Pinch runner Lead off Leadoff hitter Cleanup hitter by style Clutch hitter Contact hitter Switch hitter Non-players Official scorer Umpire Manager Coaches ...
Lead - Health Effects - Biochemistry of Poisoning
... In the human body, lead inhibits porphobilinogen synthase and ferrochelatase, preventing both porphobilinogen formation and the incorporation of iron into ... Acute lead poisoning is treated using disodium calcium edetate the calcium chelate of the disodium salt of ethylene-diamine-tetracetic acid (EDTA) ... This chelating agent has a greater affinity for lead than for calcium and so the lead chelate is formed by exchange ...
Beatles For Sale - Personnel
... The Beatles John Lennon – lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitars, piano, harmonica, tambourine, handclaps 12-string lead guitar on "Every ...
Lead And Follow - Lead - Techniques of Leading
... The Lead has to communicate the direction of the movement to the Follow ... Traditionally, the Lead's right hand on the follow's back, near the lowest part of the shoulder-blade ... This is the strongest part of the back and the lead can easily pull the Follow's body inwards ...
Homerton - History - The Marshes
... Templar mills were being used for preparing lead ... Sheets of lead were placed in clay pots and submerged in urine, then heated by decaying cow dung ... The process converted the lead to lead oxide, and it was then finely ground to form a pigment for white, yellow and red lead paint ...

More definitions of "lead off":

  • (verb): Teach immoral behavior to.
    Example: "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
    Synonyms: lead astray

Famous quotes containing the word lead:

    Were you to converse with a king, you ought to be as easy and unembarrassed as with your own valet-de chambre; but yet every look, word, and action should imply the utmost respect.... You must wait till you are spoken to; you must receive, not give, the subject of conversation, and you must even take care that the given subject of such conversation do not lead you into any impropriety.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    As a friend to the children commend me the Yak.
    You will find it exactly the thing:
    It will carry and fetch, you can ride on its back,
    Or lead it about with a string.
    Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953)