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.
Origin of pacesetter
Also called pacemaker.
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Examples from the Web for pacesetter
Contemporary Examples of pacesetter
The pacesetter and de facto ringleader of The Roots has, to his credit, had one hell of a day.A Day in the Life of The Roots' Questlove
December 9, 2011
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