pathbreaking

adjective

path·​break·​ing ˈpath-ˌbrā-kiŋ How to pronounce pathbreaking (audio)

Examples of pathbreaking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So that was a pathbreaking achievement and became the pride of the Telugu people. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 29 Aug. 2023 Espy mentioned those remarks in his announcement video, emphasizing his pathbreaking role as Mississippi's first black congressman since Reconstruction. NBC News, 13 Nov. 2019 In her 2008 run, Clinton had been reluctant to emphasize her pathbreaking role. Jeet Heer, New Republic, 14 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pathbreaking was in 1886

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“Pathbreaking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pathbreaking. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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