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bell cow

bell cow
 n.— «But the goal is always the same, finish early and often. That, meanwhile, is the job of the “bell cow,” a term for the team’s lead runner who’s job it is to jump out early and interrupt another team’s pack.» —“Cross country siblings running the pack” by Justin L. Oliver in Texas A&M University North Texas e-News Nov. 4, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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