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pacesetter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
pacesetterpace‧set‧ter /ˈpeɪs-setə $ -ər/ (also pacemaker) noun [countable]  1 DSa person or team that is winning in a competition, and that others have to try to defeat That left him three strokes behind the pacesetter, Parry.2 EXAMPLEa person or company that is considered to be a leader in a particular area of activity a new company, now seen as the industry’s pacesetter3 pacemaker(2)
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pacesetterTo date, the banks have been among the pacesetters in western capital's Drang nach dem Osten.The pacesetter on Friday was Schumacher's teammate Rubens Barrichello, who clocked a lap record of one minute 28.965 seconds.
From Longman Business Dictionarypacesetterpace‧set‧ter /ˈpeɪsˌsetə-ər/ noun [countable] a company that is more successful than its competitors because it develops new products, methods etc before they dothe pacesetter for the airline industry
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