barnstorm

verb barn·storm \ ˈbärn-ˌstȯrm \
|Updated on: 27 Jul 2018

Definition of barnstorm

barnstormed; barnstorming; barnstorms
1 : to tour through rural districts staging usually theatrical performances
2 : to travel from place to place making brief stops (as in a political campaign or a promotional tour)
3 : to pilot one's airplane in sightseeing flights with passengers or in exhibition stunts in an unscheduled course especially in rural districts
: to travel across while barnstorming

barnstormer

noun

Examples of barnstorm in a Sentence

  1. He spent the months leading up to the election barnstorming around the country.

  2. The national soccer team barnstormed through the country.

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First Known Use of barnstorm

1883

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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Definition of barnstorm for English Language Learners

  • : to travel to different places to give speeches, perform shows, etc.


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