One that leads or guides. One who is in charge or in command of others. One who heads a political party or organization. One who has influence or power, especially of a political nature. Music A conductor, especially of orchestra, band, or choral group. Music The principal performer in an orchestral section or a group. The foremost animal, such as a horse or dog, in a harnessed team. A loss leader. Chiefly British The main editorial in a newspaper. Printing Dots or dashes in a row leading the eye across a page, as in an index entry. A pipe for conducting liquid. A short length of gut, wire, or similar material by which a hook is attached to a fishing line. A blank strip at the end or beginning of a film or tape used in threading or winding. Botany The growing apex or main shoot of a shrub or tree. An economic indicator.