bellwether: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bel'we"ur), [key]
- a wether or other male sheep that leads the flock, usually bearing a bell.
- a person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry: Paris is a bellwether of the fashion industry.
- a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend; index.
- a person who leads a mob, mutiny, conspiracy, or the like; ringleader.
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