whistle-stop


1whis·tle–stop

noun, often attributive \ˈhwi-səl-ˌstäp, ˈwi-\

Definition of WHISTLE-STOP

1
a :  a small station at which trains stop only on signal :  flag stop
b :  a small community
2
:  a brief personal appearance especially by a political candidate usually on the rear platform of a train during the course of a tour

First Known Use of WHISTLE-STOP

circa 1925

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2whistle–stop

verb

Definition of WHISTLE-STOP

intransitive verb
:  to make a tour especially in a political campaign with many brief personal appearances in small communities

First Known Use of WHISTLE-STOP

1952

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