barnstorm

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verb barn·storm \ˈbärn-ˌstȯrm\

Definition of barnstorm

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to tour through rural districts staging usually theatrical performances

  3. 2 :  to travel from place to place making brief stops (as in a political campaign or a promotional tour)

  4. 3 :  to pilot one's airplane in sightseeing flights with passengers or in exhibition stunts in an unscheduled course especially in rural districts

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  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


BARNSTORM Defined for English Language Learners

barnstorm

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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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