[ peys-set-er ]
/ ˈpeɪsˌsɛt ər /
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM pacesetterpacesetting, adjective
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The pacesetter and de facto ringleader of The Roots has, to his credit, had one hell of a day.
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