go-ahead
I. adjective Date: 1834 1. marked by energy and enterprise ; progressive <
a vigorous go-ahead company
>
2. indicating that one may proceed <
go-ahead signal
>
3. being a score that gives a team the lead in a game <
drove in the go-ahead run
>
II. noun Date: 1840 1. a. energy, spirit b. one possessing go-ahead 2. a sign, signal, or authority to proceed ; green light

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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