pacemaker pacemaker n. (Physiol. & Anat.) 1. a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat.

Syn: cardiac pacemaker, sinoatrial node. [WordNet 1.5]

2. An implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker[1]; -- used to assist people whose heartbeat is irregular.

Syn: artificial pacemaker. [WordNet 1.5]

3. A horse used to set the pace in racing.

Syn: pacer, pacesetter. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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