from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An opening play or move.
  • n. One that leads off.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing who or what begins something by leading the way.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Not even a brief appearance in leadoff spot could help shake slump.

    These guys made fantasy owners cheer, curse

  • Derek Jeter: Doesn't make many adjustments in leadoff spot Mets '

    USA TODAY Latest news

  • Ortiz hoped for a 'leadoff' walk-off homerBOSTON -- Jonathan Papelbon was not at Fenway Park on Saturday night, even though he could've been the winning pitcher at the conclusion of the Red Sox-Rays suspended game from Friday.

    Boston Red Sox News

  • Cardinals hitters such as leadoff man Skip Schumaker have long been complimentary of McGwire's tutoring, and La Russa said he has witnessed McGwire's ability to pass on hitting knowledge.

    Fore, right!

  • The "leadoff" hitter lifted four balls into the air, grounded one more, and squandered two rallies that amounted to less than hills of beans.

    Phillies Nation

  • That balance beam and that floor exercise, her performance from Auburn was tremendously improved and to have that kind of leadoff person was tremendous for our team. "

    Crimson White RSS

  • But I went and was the leadoff speaker, even though I was the youngest person in elective office in Minnesota at that time.

    The Good Fight

  • Whereas Fred was a classic cleanup hitter, Ben was a prototypical leadoff hitter: he could hit to all parts of the field, was selective and patient enough to take a walk, and once he got on base, he was smart and lightning fast.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Ryan Zimmerman, no surprise, isn't in there today, but Nyjer Morgan will reclaim the leadoff spot with Roy Oswalt on the mound.

    Today's lineup

  • They also get Nyjer Morgan back in center field and batting leadoff.

    Game 155 discussion thread: Nationals vs. Braves


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.