a line by which a lead is lowered into the water to take soundings: in deep-sea practice, divided into levels one fathom apart, variously treated as marks and deeps.
(nautical) a length of line for swinging a lead, marked at various points to indicate multiples of fathoms
lead line n.
An irregular dark deposit in the gums occurring in lead poisoning.
[led] /lɛd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. . /lɛd/ noun 1. a poisonous insoluble oxide of lead existing in red and yellow forms: used in making glass, glazes, and cements, and as a pigment. Formula: PbO Systematic name lead(II) oxide Also called litharge, plumbous oxide
[leed-awf, -of] /ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ adjective 1. leading off or beginning: the lead-off item on the agenda.
[leed-awf, -of] /ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ noun 1. an act that starts something; start; beginning. 2. Baseball. the player who is first in the batting order or who is first to bat for a team in an inning. [leed-awf, -of] /ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ adjective 1. leading off or beginning: the lead-off item on the agenda.
[led] /lɛd/ noun 1. . 2. any oxide of lead, as red lead.