1. a leading instance in its field

the new policy will be a pacesetter in community relations

Syn: ↑pacemaker
Hypernyms: ↑exemplar, ↑example, ↑model, ↑good example
2. a horse used to set the pace in racing
Syn: ↑pacer, ↑pacemaker
Derivationally related forms: ↑pace (for: ↑pacer)
Hypernyms: ↑racehorse, ↑race horse, ↑bangtail

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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