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bellwether


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bellwether  \Bell"weth`er\,  n. 
  1.  A  wether,  or  sheep,  which  leads  the  flock,  with  a  bell  on 
  his  neck. 
 
  2.  Hence:  A  leader.  [Contemptuous]  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bellwether 
  n  1:  someone  who  assumes  leadership  of  a  movement  or  activity 
  2:  sheep  that  leads  the  herd  often  wearing  a  bell 




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