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Vertical space in advance of a row or between rows of text. Also known as leading.

This copy has too much lead; I prefer less space between the lines.

Additional definitions for 'lead':

leadA roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
leadA thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
leadBullets.
leadI would have the tower two stories, and goodly leads upon the top. — Bacon.
leadSheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs.
leadTo estimate velocity in knots.
leadUsed in pencils.
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