Definition of front runner in English:

front runner

Syllabification: front run·ner

noun

  • 1The contestant that is leading in a race or other competition.
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    • The former governor of a New England state is emerging as the Democrats front runner in the US presidential election race.
    • He is the front-runner and I think he will continue to be the front runner until the other candidates get its message together and pull the staff together.
    • He raced behind the two front runners early before assuming command 150 yards from the finish line and drawing clear by two lengths.
  • 1.1An athlete or horse that runs best when in the front of the field.
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    • ‘The strong headwind did not help a front runner, it was a killer but he has run a great race,’ he said.

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