pacesetter

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noun pace·set·ter \ˈpās-ˌse-tər\

Definition of pacesetter

  1. :  pacemaker 1

pacesetting

play \ˈpās-ˌse-tiŋ\ adjective

Examples of pacesetter in a sentence

  1. a company that has been a pacesetter in its field for offering health care benefits to employees

1895

First Known Use of pacesetter

1895


PACESETTER Defined for English Language Learners

pacesetter

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noun pace·set·ter \ˈpās-ˌse-tər\

Definition of pacesetter for English Language Learners

  • : a person who runs ahead of the other runners in a race in order to set a pace



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