lead·​er·​board | \ ˈlē-dər-ˌbȯrd \

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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Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for LinkedIn LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has burst onto the leaderboard of political donations in the age of Trump, cementing his status as a powerbroker in Silicon Valley politics. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Reid Hoffman is learning an early rule of being a megadonor: It’s hard to keep track of your money," 26 Dec. 2018 This put them at the bottom of the leaderboard with only one couple below them: Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Bobby Bones Threw MAJOR Shade at Alexis Ren and Other Contestants," 23 Oct. 2018 The results were very surprising, given that the couple sent home earned an impressive 27 out of 30 – nowhere near the bottom of the leaderboard. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "‘Dancing with the Stars’ Fans Are Livid at Bobby Bones and Joe Amabile After Last Night," 16 Oct. 2018 The app shows bids on a leaderboard, which shuffles in real time based on who is winning. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Airlines’ latest customer shakedown? Making you bid for a seat upgrade.," 14 Sep. 2018 The top of the leaderboard features some of the game’s longest hitters, including Woodland, Koepka and world No. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Gary Woodland Leads PGA Championship as Play Is Suspended by Rain," 10 Aug. 2018 There’s the uncertainty of the break, the social challenge of leaderboards, and the risk inherent in trying different shows. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Pool on your iPhone is better when it’s more like a video game," 24 May 2018 He was also banned from submitting scores to the leaderboard. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell Stripped of All His High Scores, Banned From Competition," 12 Apr. 2018 According to Baseball Savant's sprint speed leaderboard, Encarnacion ranked 420th out of 465 MLB players last season with an average speed of 25.6 feet per second. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Indians' Edwin Encarnacion hits rare inside-the-park home run," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of leaderboard

1963, in the meaning defined above

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