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Noun: pacesetter  'peys,se-tu(r)
  1. A leading instance in its field
    "the new policy will be a pacesetter in community relations";
    - pacemaker
  2. A horse used to set the pace in racing
    - pacer, pacemaker

Derived forms: pacesetters

Type of: bangtail [US, informal], example, exemplar, good example, model, neddy [Austral, informal], pony [informal], race horse, racehorse

Encyclopedia: Pacesetter