front-runner

noun
front-run·ner | \ˈfrənt-ˌrə-nər \

Definition of front-runner 

1 : a contestant who runs best when in the lead

2 : a leading contestant in or as if in a rivalry or competition a political front-runner

First Known Use of front-runner

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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front-runner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of front-runner

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

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