lead noun Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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leadnoun [U]

 us   /led/

lead noun [U] (METAL)

a dense, soft, dark gray metal, used esp. in combination with other metals and in batteries (= devices that produce electricity): Lead pipes in many older houses have been replaced by copper ones. fig. The day after running a marathon, my legs felt like lead (= heavy and tired).

lead noun [U] (PENCIL)

the black writing material made of graphite , used esp. in the center of a pencil
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