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1Beginning a series or a process: the album’s lead-off track
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  • Take the lead-off track from their 2003 self-titled debut EP.
  • I'd forgotten 20th Century Man, the lead-off track from this under-rated 1971 album.
  • The lead-off track finds Haggard sounding appropriately weary.
1.1 Baseball Denoting the first batter in a line-up or of an inning: Washington’s lead-off man [as adverb]: Lenny, our centrefielder, bats lead-off
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  • He strikes out the lead-off man, then walks the next three batters.
  • In the '70s the idea of a lead-off man hitting 30 home runs was preposterous.
  • The largest determination of how many runs are likely to be scored in an inning is whether or not the lead-off man reaches base.

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