from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that is original or innovative.
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- n. First person to do, make or fight for something. A pioneer; a seminal person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
But I have to say I feel like "groundbreaker" should be reserved for props that actually, you know, appear to break out of the ground.
Morris described herself as a "groundbreaker" in an interview with The Oakland Tribune in
Unlike the more traditional big-wave surfing documentaries that followed in the wake of Bruce Brown's 1966 genre groundbreaker, The Endless Summer, Keep Surfing has very little to do with ocean surfing.
Tuscaloosa News – City Council president considered a groundbreaker
I've only used okra in gumbo so now I can be a groundbreaker with my local Toronto foodie pals.
And I do want to ask if gender plays any role in this, this desire to be a groundbreaker, to be a first.
As I return to the sunny coastline, I remember most what Ice told me he aims to be his legacy -- not as a rapper, actor, or director, but a "groundbreaker" at the forefront of change.
Recognizing how renewable energy technologies can increase its effectiveness as well as overall national security, the U.S. military is becoming the nation's clean energy groundbreaker.
In London, Kwei-Armah serves on the boards of the National Theatre and the Tricycle Theatre and is considered a groundbreaker for depicting the "black British experience" in London's West End with "Elmina's Kitchen," which was also done at Center Stage.
What a groundbreaker for the comedic world and her generation.
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