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Bellwether

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Noun

1. bellwether

someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity

2. bellwether

sheep that leads the herd often wearing a bell

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Bellwether

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noun
1. 
a sheep that leads the herd, often bearing a bell
2. 
a leader, esp one followed unquestioningly

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Bellwether

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noun
1. 
a male sheep, usually wearing a bell, that leads the flock
2. 
a leader, esp. of a sheeplike crowd
3. 
anything suggesting the general tendency or direction of events, style, etc.

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Bellwether

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n.
One that serves as a leader or as a leading indicator of future trends: "The degree to which the paper is censored is a political bellwether" (Justine De Lacy).

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