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


FRONT-RUNNER Defined for English Language Learners

front-runner

noun

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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