pacesetter

noun
pace·​set·​ter | \ ˈpās-ˌse-tər How to pronounce pacesetter (audio) \

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pacesetting \ ˈpās-​ˌse-​tiŋ How to pronounce pacesetter (audio) \ adjective

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a company that has been a pacesetter in its field for offering health care benefits to employees
Recent Examples on the Web North Texas is the pacesetter as far as teams with losing records appearing in bowls. Tom Layberger, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 The senior point guard is the pacesetter and playmaker for the Wildcats. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 21 Dec. 2021 And straggler companies missed out on 34% of its potential revenue, or $3.4 billion, compared to the pacesetter, the research found. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 10 Dec. 2021 China is the global pacesetter among large nations in creating a digital version of its currency. James T. Areddy, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2021 In winning Saturday, Saez and Essential Quality wore down pacesetter Hot Rod Charlie, ridden by Prat, to get to the winner's circle. Tom Canavan, ajc, 6 June 2021 In winning Saturday, Saez and Essential Quality wore down pacesetter Hot Rod Charlie, ridden by Prat, to get to the winner's circle. Tom Canavan, ajc, 6 June 2021 Pitchers are being inspected for foreign substances, spin rates have sharply plummeted, and pacesetter Gerrit Cole, among others, have hit a couple of bumps along the way. Tony Blengino, Forbes, 6 July 2021 In winning Saturday, Saez and Essential Quality wore down pacesetter Hot Rod Charlie, ridden by Prat, to get to the winner's circle. Tom Canavan, ajc, 6 June 2021

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First Known Use of pacesetter

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pacesetter was in 1895

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31 Dec 2021

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“Pacesetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pacesetter. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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pacesetter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pacesetter

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

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