Definition of record holder in English:

record holder

Line breaks: rec¦ord hold¦er

noun

A person who has achieved the best-ever performance, especially in a particular sport: the Commonwealth 800 metres record holder
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

record-holding

adjective
More 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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