from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical The edge of a sail that faces the wind.
- n. The front edge of an airplane propeller blade or wing.
- n. The foremost position in a trend or movement; the vanguard: "a company on the leading edge of machine-tool technology” ( Christian Science Monitor).
- n. Someone or something occupying such a position: "Together they are the leading edge of a new wing of historians known as cliometricians” ( Timothy Foote).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The frontmost edge of a wing or other airfoil of an aircraft; sometimes contains slots or slats
- n. The foremost part of a trend etc; a vanguard
- n. At the forefront of practice or technology, contrast with bleeding edge
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the front edge of an airfoil; same as advancing edge, above.
- n. the front edge of anything that moves; also used metaphorically, . See also cutting edge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. forward edge of an airfoil
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