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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [peys-set-er]
    • /ˈpeɪsˌsɛt ər/
    • /ˈpeɪs se.tə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [peys-set-er]
    • /ˈpeɪsˌsɛt ər/

Definitions of pacesetter word

  • noun pacesetter a person, group, or organization that is the most progressive or successful and serves as a model to be imitated. 1
  • noun pacesetter a person or thing that sets the pace, as in racing. 1
  • noun pacesetter person who sets race speed 1
  • noun pacesetter person or company that sets trend 1
  • countable noun pacesetter 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. 0
  • countable noun pacesetter A pacesetter is a person or a company that is considered to be the leader in a particular field or activity. 0

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Origin of pacesetter

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-95; pace1 + setter

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Parts of speech for Pacesetter


pacesetter popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for pacesetter

noun pacesetter

  • controller — A controller is a person who has responsibility for a particular organization or for a particular part of an organization.
  • counsellor — A counsellor is a person whose job is to give advice to people who need it, especially advice on their personal problems.
  • doyen — the senior member, as in age, rank, or experience, of a group, class, profession, etc.
  • frontrunner — a person who leads in any competition.
  • initiator — SCSI initiator

Top questions with pacesetter

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