front–runner

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noun front–run·ner \ˈfrənt-ˌrə-nər\

Definition of front–runner

  1. 1 :  a contestant who runs best when in the lead

  2. 2 :  a leading contestant in or as if in a rivalry or competition <a political front–runner>

1914

First Known Use of front–runner

1914


FRONT–RUNNER Defined for English Language Learners

front–runner

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noun front–run·ner \ˈfrənt-ˌrə-nər\

Definition of front–runner for English Language Learners

  • : the person or thing that is most likely to win a race or competition


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