Definition of record holder in English:

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record holder

Pronunciation: /ˈrekərd ˌhōldər/


1A person who has achieved the best-ever performance, especially in a particular sport: the 100-meter backstroke world record holder
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  • So, the 100m final did not yield gold for Britain, or the world record holder, or the American champion.
  • Roberts, who is the course record holder, found the warm conditions to his liking as others in the field of 421 starters wilted in the heat.
  • She is 4 days into the trip and currently 2 hours 24 mins ahead of the current record holder.
1.1Something that is unique in terms of its size or other measurable characteristic: at 646 lbs, this catfish is the current record holder
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  • In its first five days, the film attracted 410,000 viewers in Seoul, overtaking the previous record-holder Mission: Impossible 2.
  • In comparison with record holders in their own class of metal-organic porous frameworks, the two newcomers are only slightly inferior.
  • The current record-holder for a lobster of this species was caught in Fowey, Cornwall, in 1931.



Example sentences
  • In addition to his US Open wins, he has three US Junior Amateur and three US Amateur titles, one short of the record-holding nine of Bobby Jones.
  • He was a record-holding swimmer in 8th grade, a soccer and lacrosse player.
  • The team that designed, built and tested the new record-holding magnet was led by Ron Scanlan, a materials scientist with Berkeley Lab's Accelerator and Fusion Research Division.

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Syllabification: rec·ord hold·er

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