leaderboard

noun
lead·​er·​board | \ ˈlē-dər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce leaderboard (audio) \

Definition of leaderboard

: a large board for displaying the ranking of the leaders in a competitive event (such as a golf tournament)

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This mode tracks statistics and has leaderboards to show exactly who shot whom and how many times over the course of a match. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Nerf's Laser Tag Guns Are Cool, But They Lose What Makes Nerf Great," 17 July 2018 Ditto for the player tied for the most homers in the NL, who also happens to top the OPS leaderboard. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "Nine Innings: How Bryce Harper Is Trying to Revive His Season, What We Learned in the First Half and More," 9 July 2018 As of Thursday, Muncy, who is third in the NL with 20 homers, needed 267 plate appearances to be eligible for the leaderboard for stats such as batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Houston Mitchell, latimes.com, "Dodgers Dugout: Is Max Muncy really the best hitter in the National League?," 6 July 2018 Rucinski was the only golfer under par in Tuesday’s 36-hole qualifying event at the 118th BMW Philadelphia Amateur championship, closing with 13 straight pars to post a 2-under 141 to top the leaderboard and earn the No. Mitchell Gladstone, Philly.com, "Wilmington's Ryan Rucinski takes individual medal, top seed at Philly Amateur," 12 June 2018 Recap the sectional qualifying leaderboard to find complete results from the sectional qualifying event and find out where your favorite player landed. Tim Brown, OregonLive.com, "Sulman Raza, 3 other golfers qualify for US Open Championship at sectional qualifying event in Portland," 5 June 2018 An all-time leaderboard featuring the players who have won the most majors hangs on the wall in the Players Grill. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Renditions Golf Course," 1 June 2018 Women’s golf Washington sophomore Rino Sasaki climbed 13 spots on the leaderboard during the final round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in New Orleans to earn a tie for 22nd, her fourth top 25 showing of the year. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Pacific men stay hot, defeat No. 12 Saint Martin’s," 19 Feb. 2019 But if the actual difference in distance and accuracy is tiny, so too is what separates players on the leaderboard. Brian Costa, WSJ, "The Year of the Golf Free Agent Is Here," 8 Aug. 2018

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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