When Musk decided he want to make electric cars, he was confronting the world that Ford had pioneered.
In October 2006, she pioneered the first ascent of Nagpai Gusun, a 7,000-meter peak in the Khumbu region.
She pioneered the use of frank television commercials to spread the word about trafficking to vulnerable children.
The divorce culture, pioneered by the Baby Boomers, is shaping the dating landscape today.
Kansas has pioneered a dangerous new tactic in the abortion wars, says Michelle Goldberg.
He pioneered the ancestors of almost every family in this vicinage to this place.
We were met by others who had pioneered the way before us and they looked after our group until we learned the ropes.
He pioneered his cause to the utmost, talking about it, writing studies for it, and setting every one else doing the same.
Soon, all—gendarmes and light horse—Huguenots and Catholics—rushed along the road, pioneered by the two brothers.
The expedition was completely successful and Nearchus pioneered his fleet to the mouth of the Euphrates.
1520s, "foot soldier who prepares the way for the army," from Middle French pionnier "foot-soldier, pioneer," from Old French paonier "foot-soldier" (11c.), from peon (see pawn (n.2)). Figurative sense of "person who goes first or does something first" is from c.1600. Related: Pioneers.
1780, from pioneer (n.). Related: Pioneered; pioneering.