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Synonyms for leadoff

of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something

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Kristian Robinson belted a lead-off homer in the eighth to tie the game.
The men's squad were just outside the medals in their equivalent despite Tim Benjamin handing over in first place after the lead-off leg.
"We got our lead-off hitter on several times and If you play right and get your lead-off hitter on, you should score a run," Thompson said.
Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez dropped a fly ball in foul territory and lead-off hitter Rickie Weeks capitalized on his good fortune to drive the next pitch from starter Jon Lester over the high "Green Monster" wall in left field.
Constructed with two double chain hoists powered by a single drive, one motor transfers power to the other three chain lead-offs. This synchronizes hook lead-offs for uniform, precise handling, including loads with asymmetrical weight distribution.