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 Woods is three adrift of early pacesetter Paul Casey of England, who also kept a bogey off his card on his way to a 7-under 65, with five birdies and an eagle. Paul Gittings, CNN, "Tiger in the hunt at US Masters after strong opening round at Augusta National," 12 Nov. 2020 At Will, a 30-1 long shot, surged past pacesetter Outadore in the stretch to win the 1-mile Juvenile Turf by three lengths over Battleground. Gary B. Graves,, "Essential Quality wins Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland," 6 Nov. 2020 By the early 1990s, Samsung had surpassed Japanese and American rivals to become a pacesetter in memory chips. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "Lee Kun-hee, Who Built Samsung Into a Global Giant, Dies at 78," 24 Oct. 2020 Things get no easier for Real, with a trip up next to early pacesetter Real Betis which has started life under new coach Manuel Pellegrini with two wins from two. Matias Grez, CNN, "Liverpool continues defense of Premier League title with perfect start; Cristiano Ronaldo helps Andrea Pirlo to first win," 21 Sep. 2020 Five-time Derby winner Bob Baffert will have two chances to add to his win total, with Authentic (8-to-1), the likely pacesetter in the race, and Thousand Words (15-to-1). Jim Chairusmi, WSJ, "Tiz the Law Looks Tough to Beat in the Kentucky Derby," 4 Sep. 2020 In the fall, most national polls showed that Ms. Warren was the national pacesetter in the Democratic field. Shane Goldmacher, New York Times, "Elizabeth Warren, Once a Front-Runner, Drops Out of Presidential Race," 5 Mar. 2020 Meb Keflezighi and Futsum Zienasellassie will be official pacesetters May 2 for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Running stars Meb Keflezighi, Futsum Zienasellassie to be Mini pacesetters," 5 Mar. 2020 Liforme was one of the pacesetters for eco-awareness in the industry. Mary Billard, Los Angeles Times, "Is your yoga mat bad for the environment?," 19 July 2019

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Pacesetter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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

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