Word forms: pacesetters
1. countable noun A pacesetter is someone who is in the lead during part of a race or competition and therefore decides the speed or standard of the race or competition for that time. ⇒ Real's victory keeps them five points behind the pacesetters, Barcelona. ⇒ Hammond was the early pace-setter. 2. countable noun A pacesetter is a person or a company that is considered to be the leader in a particular field or activity. [+ for] ⇒ Mongolia seemed an unlikely candidate as the pacesetter for political change in Asia.
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