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  1. a person, group, or organization that is the most progressive or successful and serves as a model to be imitated.
  2. a person or thing that sets the pace, as in racing.
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Origin of pacesetter

First recorded in 1890–95; pace1 + setter
Also called pacemaker.
Related formspace·set·ting, adjective
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Related Words for pacesetter

pioneer, forerunner, bellwether, leader, pacer

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British Dictionary definitions for pacesetter


  1. another word for pacemaker (def. 1), pacemaker (def. 2)
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