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noun [countable]     outrider pronunciation in British English
/ˈaʊtˌraɪdə(r)/
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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    someone or something that is ahead of a trend or outside the main group

    These outriders deploy a number of strategies, though they broadly fall into three camps.

    It was Liam Fox and Iain Duncan Smith, the cabinet’s Conservative outriders, rather than the Tories’ junior coalition partners, who proved the most tenacious defenders of their fiefdoms.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/10/2012
 
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