Definition of record holder in English:

record holder

noun

  • 1A person who has achieved the best-ever performance, especially in a particular sport.

    ‘the 100-meter backstroke world record holder’
    • ‘Irish record holder Sonia O'Sullivan is among the favourites for the women's race as she bids to repeat her 2002 triumph.’
    • ‘So, the 100m final did not yield gold for Britain, or the world record holder, or the American champion.’
    • ‘She is 4 days into the trip and currently 2 hours 24 mins ahead of the current record holder.’
    • ‘Roberts, who is the course record holder, found the warm conditions to his liking as others in the field of 421 starters wilted in the heat.’
    • ‘He's the world record holder, the fastest man in history.’
    • ‘If, as looks likely, he succeeds, he will become a world record holder.’
    1. 1.1 Something that is unique in terms of its size or other measurable characteristic.
      ‘at 646 lbs, this catfish is the current record holder’
      • ‘In comparison with record holders in their own class of metal-organic porous frameworks, the two newcomers are only slightly inferior.’
      • ‘For birds in the wild, the record holder is a royal albatross named Grandma which went missing from its New Zealand nest at the age of 53.’
      • ‘Sequoia, built for the US department of energy, is almost 20 times more powerful than the previous record holder’
      • ‘In its first five days, the film attracted 410,000 viewers in Seoul, overtaking the previous record-holder Mission: Impossible 2.’
      • ‘But if it turns out to be real, it would be more than double the size of the previous record holder.’
      • ‘At four hours, 23 minutes, it was the longest Oscar show ever, topping the previous record-holder two years ago by 14 minutes.’
      • ‘The natural world also has its share of record holders that are every bit as fascinating as their human counterparts.’
      • ‘Thus, it beat the record holder " You Are My Sunshine ", another Korean melodrama which came out in September 2005.’
      • ‘When the previous record-holder, Klez.H, was at its most virulent stage, MessageLabs in America recorded that one in 300 e-mails passing through its system was infected.’
      • ‘Consider the experience of the United States, the former land of the free and current record holder in citizens incarcerated.’
      • ‘That goes for Britain too, where the film will be released in 1000 prints, nearly 300 more than previous record holder Toy Story 2.’
      • ‘The current record-holder for a lobster of this species was caught in Fowey, Cornwall, in 1931.’
      • ‘"We believe this catfish is the current record-holder - an astonishing find," Hogan added.’

Pronunciation

record holder

/ˈrekərd ˌhōldər//ˈrɛkərd ˌhoʊldər/