He was the pioneer of British canoeing.
Atlanta owes its origin to the development of pioneer railroads of Georgia.
For Dr. Howe is the great pioneer on whose work that of Miss Sullivan and other teachers of the deaf-blind immediately depends.
Like Lessing, whose work he immediately continued, he was a pioneer of the golden age of this literature.
James calls his work the "last word" of the earlier stage of psychology, but he was in reality the pioneer of the new.
He was a pioneer in the fields of patrology and of biblical archaeology.
The first regular newspaper of Boston, the Boston Newsletter, was the pioneer of the American newspaper press.
Lessing was the exponent of German classicism; Herder, on the contrary, was a pioneer of the romantic movement.
Hincks devoted his spare time to the study of hieroglyphics, and to the deciphering of the cuneiform script, in which he was a pioneer.
Here it is right to speak of Karl Pearson as a pioneer of notable importance.
Roger Bacon was rather a pioneer of modern science than a Scholastic, and persecution and imprisonment were the penalty of his opposition to the spirit of his time.
An interesting example of the importance of his pioneer work is the fact that there has been a strong tendency to revert to the views which he advanced on the question of the Hittites in his early Oxford lectures.
His services as an abolitionist pioneer are recorded in Clarkson's History of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade.