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lead·off

 (lēd′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. An opening play or move.
2. One that leads off.

lead′off′ adj.

lead′-off`

(lid)

adj.
leading off or beginning.
[1885–90]

lead•off

(ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

n.
1. an act that starts something; start; beginning.
adj.
2. of or denoting the first baseball player in the batting order or the first player to bat in an inning.
[1890–95]
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leadoff

noun
The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence:
Informal: kickoff.
adjective
Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something:
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When John Farrell wrote the starting lineup for most games last year in his initial season as Red Sox manager, the first thing he did was insert Jacoby Ellsbury in the leadoff spot.
A leadoff double by Jose Reyes, and a one-out intentional walk to New York Yankees star put two on for Edwin Encarnacion, who doubled in two runs.
Jace Peterson showed why he's Eugene's leadoff hitter, but Matthew Colantonio proved he could fit that spot as well.
In a sign of how stagnant the Dodgers offense has become, manager Joe Torre turned back the clock Saturday and had Nomar Garciaparra bat leadoff.
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Ian Kinsler hit the first pitch thrown by John Lackey (1-2) into the left-field seats for his sixth homer this season, and 28th career leadoff shot.
A leadoff double by Jose Reyes, and a one-out intentional walk to New York Yankees star Robinson Cano put two on for Edwin Encarnacion, who doubled in two runs.
Serna, who went 2-for-4 from his leadoff spot, staked starting pitcher Zack Thornton to a 2-0 lead with a two-run double to left field that scored Paul Eshleman and Jett Hart, who had singled.
Figgins batted leadoff for just the fifth time this season and the first time in a lineup that had Reggie Willits in it.
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After Daniel Carte opened with a leadoff single, Rafael Cabreja's routine fly ball was lost in the sky by Ryan Crespi in left for a gift double.
MIAMI -- When Dodgers manager Grady Little announced early in spring training that shortstop Rafael Furcal would be the club's leadoff hitter, and center fielder and career leadoff hitter Juan Pierre would bat second, Little was quick to qualify that decree by saying that if it proved over time to be ineffective, he would change it.