1) A vessel made of lead, used for brewing or dyeing.
1524 a greate leede and a greate arke, Paul
1559 Item one leyde and masfatt, North Stainley
1617 one lowme, a pare of geeres ... one leade, Bingley.
2) A small block of lead on which the file was placed after one side had been finished so that the reverse could be worked on without damage to the cuts.
3) A verb, to carry or transport by cart.
1690 for fenceing of gapps to be left for leadeing or carrying away of any wood, barke or charcoale, Tong. It was a condition in a lease of 1579 that the tenant William Lylye leade or cause to be led Seaven wayne lodes of wodd from heaton hall to … William Beaumont his milne, Kirkheaton.