Pace-setter

pacesetter

[peys-set-er]
noun
1.
a person, group, or organization that is the most progressive or successful and serves as a model to be imitated.
2.
a person or thing that sets the pace, as in racing.
Also called pacemaker.


Origin:
1890–95; pace1 + setter

pacesetting, adjective
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pacesetter (ˈpeɪsˌsɛtə)
 
n
pacemaker another word for pacemaker

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