The edge of a glyph that is encountered first when reading text of that glyph's language. For glyphs of left-to-right text, the leading edge is the left edge; for glyphs of right-to-left text, the leading edge is the right edge See also: trailing edge
the forward edge of a kite. The side encountered by the wind first. On inflatable kites, this edge is defined by a large inflatable tube. For foils, there is usually a series of vents or openings defining this side. This side of the kite can cause trauma if you are in the path of a hindenburg delivering high-volume slappage to your neck-parts. Keep clear of other kiters and make sure to look downwind before jumps.
the edge of a cricket bat closest to the bowler's end of the pitch, as the bat is held with its face turned away from the bowler. a deflection of the cricket ball off the leading edge of the striker's bat, sometimes lobbing gently in the air to the bowler, mid off, or mid on fielders for a catch. cf. outside edge, inside edge, top edge, bottom edge.
The edge of a floor, roof, or formwork for a floor or other walking/working surface (such as the deck) which changes location as additional floor, roof, decking, or formwork sections are placed, formed, or constructed. A leading edge is considered to be an "unprotected side and edge" during periods when it is not actively and continuously under construction.