pacesetter

[peys-set-er]

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.

Nearby words

  1. paced,
  2. pacefollower,
  3. pacemaker,
  4. pacemaker, artificial,
  5. pacer,
  6. paceway,
  7. pacey,
  8. pacha,
  9. pachalic,
  10. pachelbel

Origin of pacesetter

First recorded in 1890–95; pace1 + setter

Also called pacemaker.

Related formspace·set·ting, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pacesetting

pacesetter

noun

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