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pacesetter

[ peys-set-er ]
/ ˈpeɪsˌsɛt ər /
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noun
a person, group, or organization that is the most progressive or successful and serves as a model to be imitated.
a person or thing that sets the pace, as in racing.
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Also called pacemaker.

Origin of pacesetter

First recorded in 1890–95; pace1 + setter

OTHER WORDS FROM pacesetter

pacesetting, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pacesetter

pacesetter
/ (ˈpeɪsˌsɛtə) /

noun
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