leading edge definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical The side of a sail that faces the wind.
    • the leading side of an airplane propeller blade or wing.
    • The foremost position in a trend or movement; the vanguard: "a company on the leading edge of machine-tool technologyā€¯ ( Christian Science Monitor).
    • Someone or something like that occupying such a posture: "Together they are the industry leading of a wing of historians generally cliometriciansā€¯ ( Timothy Foote).
    • The frontmost edge of a-wing or other airfoil of an aircraft; occasionally includes slots or slats
    • The foremost section of a trend etc; a vanguard
    • during the forefront of rehearse or technology, comparison with bleeding edge
    • the front edge of an airfoil; same as advancing advantage, above.
    • the leading edge of whatever moves; also made use of metaphorically, . See additionally innovative.
    • forward side of an airfoil

Related Sources

  • Definition for "leading edge"
    • Nautical The side of a sail that faces…
    • View More
  • Quotes for "leading edge"
    • "The leading edge in evidence presentation…"
    • View More
  • Etymologically Related for "leading edge"
  • Variant for "leading edge"
  • Sports Dictionary for "leading edge"
137 votes

How would you define leading edge?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!