trailblazer

[ treyl-bley-zer ]
/ ˈtreɪlˌbleɪ zər /

noun

a person who blazes a trail for others to follow through unsettled country or wilderness; pathfinder.
a pioneer in any field of endeavor: a trailblazer in science.

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Also called trail·break·er [treyl-brey-ker] /ˈtreɪlˌbreɪ kər/.

Origin of trailblazer

First recorded in 1905–10; trail + blaze2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for trailblazer

trailblazer
/ (ˈtreɪlˌbleɪzə) /

noun

a leader or pioneer in a particular field
a person who blazes a trail

Derived forms of trailblazer

trailblazing, adjective, noun
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