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Definition of pacesetter noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also pacemaker)
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  1. 1a person or an animal that begins a race quickly so that the other people taking part will try to copy the speed and run a fast race (figurative) The big banks have been the pacesetters in developing the system.
  2. 2a person or team that is winning in a sports competition The local club is now only one point off the pacesetter.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pacesetter