from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports See pacemaker.
  • n. See pacemaker.

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  • n. A person who determines the rate of action through leading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A horse used to set the pace in racing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a horse used to set the pace in racing
  • n. a leading instance in its field


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  • And the title pacesetter was 0. 7sec quicker than team-mate Jenson Button, who racked up 36 laps in his car only to finish back in 15th spot.

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  • In Malaysia Schumacher was forced to retire due to a wheel nut issue, leaving him 30 points behind title pacesetter Felipe Massa. - Latest News Headlines

  • Hamilton heads into the race 21 points behind title pacesetter Button after his cruel tyre failure in Barcelona last week.

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  • Disney cited Playdom's titles Social City, Sorority Life, Market Street and Bola, as well as its estimated 42 million active players a month, as a reason for the purchase, calling Playdom a "pacesetter" in the field.

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  • Plush bath tissue recently earned the honor of "pacesetter" status from marketing research firm Symphony IRI Group after generating $125 million in sales in its first year. Home Page

  • Sarah Fisher stepped into IndyCar cockpits and became a kind of pacesetter for Danica Patrick.

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  • Her life as a driver was a blur of milestones, with Fisher serving as a kind of pacesetter for the youngest woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500.

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  • Before either of the two planes were pulled, the campaign was 39% of the way toward its goal with $7.1 million already raised by the United Way's "pacesetter" groups and companies.

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  • I find that having a dog as your companion and pacesetter helps.

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  • Baffert put him on Conveyance, the pacesetter who faded to 15th in Garcia's first Derby.

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