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leader

1. Music
a. the principal first violinist of an orchestra, who plays solo parts, and acts as the conductor's deputy and spokesman for the orchestra
b. US a conductor or director of an orchestra or chorus
2. 
a. the first man on a climbing rope
b. the leading horse or dog in a team
3. a statistic or index that gives an advance indication of the state of the economy
4. Angling another word for trace, cast
5. Nautical another term for fairlead
6. a strip of blank film or tape used to facilitate threading a projector, developing machine, etc., and to aid identification
7. Botany any of the long slender shoots that grow from the stem or branch of a tree: usually removed during pruning
8. Brit a member of the Government having primary authority in initiating legislative business (esp in the phrases Leader of the House of Commons and Leader of the House of Lords)
9. the senior barrister, usually a Queen's Counsel, in charge of the conduct of a case

Leader

A vertical pipe that carries rainwater from the roof gutter to the ground or drain system.

Leader

 

(Russian lider; from English “leader”). (1) The head of a political party, trade union, or other social organization.

(2) The person who is in first place in some competition, such as the leader in a chess tournament or a bicycle race.


Leader

 

the name of a class of ships (such as a large-displacement destroyer) in use in the Soviet Navy in the 1930’s and 1940’s. A leader carried the command of the unit and sailed first in the wake column. The term “leader” is sometimes applied to a vessel that heads a group or vessels of a caravan or fleet equipped for industrial uses or prospecting.

leader

[′lēd·ər]
(building construction)
(computer science)
A record which precedes a group of detail records, giving information about the group not present in the detail records; for example, “beginning of batch 17.”
(engineering)
The unrecorded length of magnetic tape that enables the operator to thread the tape through the drive and onto the take-up reel without losing data or recorded music, speech, or such.
(geophysics)
The streamer which initiates the first phase of each stroke of a lightning discharge; it is a channel of very high ion density which propagates through the air by the continual establishment of an electron avalanche ahead of its tip. Also known as leader streamer.
(graphic arts)
A short piece of blank film at each end of a strip of photographic film or reel of motion picture film, used to thread the film through the mechanism of a camera or projector.
Lines or rows of dashes or dots used to guide the reader's eye across a printed page.
(mechanical engineering)
In a hot-air heating system, a duct that conducts heated air to an outlet.

downspout, conductor, downcomer, downpipe, leader, rain leader, rainwater pipe

downspout
A vertical pipe, often of sheet metal,

leader

leader: L; leader head, H; leader shoe, S; leader strap, T
1. A downspout.
2. A duct for conducting hot air to an outlet in a hot-air heating system.

leader

(1) A length of unrecorded tape used to thread the tape onto the tape drive.

(2) A line of dots or dashes used to draw the eye across the printed page, such as in a table of contents.
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My tsunami is much bigger than the leaderless Arab Spring, which was triggered by social edia, but in Pakistan the media is free and I am leading the 'revolution' from the front," the ulfnews quoted him, as saying.
With the emergence of English-speaking leaders pushing a more leaderless jihad, telling recruits to 'do what you can do,' you don't have to go to Pakistan for training," said Borelli, now with the Soufan Group, a consulting firm.
With player-manager Wayne Phillips away, Town looked leaderless and shapeless, and the visitors were granted an easy passage.
He had been recorded as saying, "If anyone raises a finger towards Hindus or if someone thinks that Hindus are weak and leaderless, if someone thinks that these leaders lick our boots for votes, if anyone raises a finger towards Hindus, then I swear on Gita that I will cut that hand.
United's midfield looked leaderless in the Champions League and even with the passing years Keane is a vital figure for a match that will be won in the central battle zone.
It will still take a long time,and, until al- Qaida is brok en up and leaderless, there will be more deaths.
The Welsh were clueless, spineless and leaderless as they slumped to their first defeat against the Azzurri in 10 meetings at the Stadio Flaminio on Saturday.
Varun, at an election meeting in Pilibhit had been recorded as saying, "If anyone raises a finger towards Hindus or if someone thinks that Hindus are weak and leaderless, if someone thinks that these leaders lick our boots for votes, if anyone raises a finger towards Hindus, then I swear on Gita that I will cut that hand.
It would mean they were leaderless for the key week.
Varun Gandhi, at an election meeting in Pilibhit had been recorded as saying, "If anyone raises a finger towards Hindus or if someone thinks that Hindus are weak and leaderless, if someone thinks that these leaders lick our boots for votes, if anyone raises a finger towards Hindus, then I swear on Gita that I will cut that hand.
She added: "A new threat from a dynamic young low-cost airline is the last thing the now leaderless Aer Lingus needs.
Gandhi had been recorded as saying, "If anyone raises a finger towards Hindus or if someone thinks that Hindus are weak and leaderless, if someone thinks that these leaders lick our boots for votes, if anyone raises a finger towards Hindus, then I swear on Gita that I will cut that hand.