3 noun
1 [uncountable]HCE a soft heavy grey metal that melts easily and is poisonous, used to cover roofs, or in the past, for water pipes. It is a chemical element: symbol Pb
2 [uncountable and countable]D the central part of a pencil that makes the marks when you write

go down like a lead balloon

informal if a suggestion or joke goes down like a lead balloon, people do not like it at all
4 [uncountable] American English old-fashioned bullets:
They filled him full of lead.


a) TBC sheets of lead used for covering a roof
b) TBB narrow pieces of lead used for holding small pieces of glass together to form a window

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