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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leader  \Lead"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  leads  or  conducts;  a  guide;  a 
  conductor.  Especially: 
  a  One  who  goes  first 
  b  One  having  authority  to  direct;  a  chief;  a  commander. 
  c  (Mus.)  A  performer  who  leads  a  band  or  choir  in  music; 
  also  in  an  orchestra,  the  principal  violinist;  the 
  one  who  plays  at  the  head  of  the  first  violins. 
  d  (Naut.)  A  block  of  hard  wood  pierced  with  suitable 
  holes  for  leading  ropes  in  their  proper  places. 
  e  (Mach.)  The  principal  wheel  in  any  kind  of  machinery. 
  [Obs.  or  R.]  --G.  Francis. 
  f  A  horse  placed  in  advance  of  others  one  of  the 
  forward  pair  of  horses. 
  He  forgot  to  pull  in  his  leaders,  and  they 
  gallop  away  with  him  at  times.  --Hare. 
  g  A  pipe  for  conducting  rain  water  from  a  roof  to  a 
  cistern  or  to  the  ground;  a  conductor. 
  h  (Fishing)  A  net  for  leading  fish  into  a  pound,  weir, 
  etc.;  also  a  line  of  gut,  to  which  the  snell  of  a  fly 
  hook  is  attached. 
  i  (Mining)  A  branch  or  small  vein,  not  important  in 
  itself  but  indicating  the  proximity  of  a  better  one 
  2.  The  first  or  the  principal,  editorial  article  in  a 
  newspaper;  a  leading  or  main  editorial  article. 
  3.  (Print.) 
  a  A  type  having  a  dot  or  short  row  of  dots  upon  its 
  b  pl  a  row  of  dots,  periods,  or  hyphens,  used  in  tables 
  of  contents,  etc.,  to  lead  the  eye  across  a  space  to 
  the  right  word  or  number. 
  Syn:  chief;  chieftain;  commander.  See  {Chief}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  person  who  rules  or  guides  or  inspires  others  [ant:  {follower}] 
  2:  a  featured  article  of  merchandise  sold  at  a  loss  in  order  to 
  draw  customers  [syn:  {drawing  card},  {loss  leader}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Leader,  MN 
  Zip  code(s):  56466 

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