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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Take a look at the pitching WAR leaderboards at Fangraphs and baseball-reference.com. Ted Berg, For The Win, "Why it probably makes sense for the Mets to trade Jacob deGrom," 6 July 2018 With a 5-under 65, Davis Gullikson of Meadow Park vaulted himself into a tie atop the Seattle Amateur leaderboard. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Two 68s has Oregon’s Cole Maday leading Sahalee Players Championship by four strokes," 2 July 2018 For the first time since Saturday afternoon, a different name than Casey was perched atop the leaderboard. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Bubba Watson Comes From Behind In Final Round To Win Third Travelers Championship," 24 June 2018 The cheers kept coming across Muirfield Village, even after Tiger Woods was done making another run up the leaderboard at the Memorial. Fox News, "Tiger Woods climbs leaderboard at Memorial Tournament, enters final round in contention," 3 June 2018 In the gold medal match Scotland defeated hosts Australia to claim their sixth gold of the Games, moving up to fifth in the leaderboard. Sandy Thin, CNN, "Yohan Blake defeated as South African springs shock victory in 100m final," 9 Apr. 2018 At the 16th hole Sunday, Chase Seiffert finally looked at the leaderboard. Kelli Stacy, courant.com, "Chase Seiffert Earns Spot In Greenbrier With Top-10 Finish At Travelers," 24 June 2018 Since then, it's been a precipitous drop down the leaderboard. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "The 5 best teams in NASCAR at midseason all have one thing Hendrick, Gannasi lack," 21 June 2018 That might favor a number of Europeans who quietly dotted the leaderboard at notoriously difficult Shinnecock Hills, one of the five founding clubs of the USGA, which runs the tournament. Matthew Gutierrez, WSJ, "Shinnecock’s Rough Asserts Itself at U.S. Open," 14 June 2018

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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