Definition of barnstorm
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
Examples of barnstorm in a Sentence
He spent the months leading up to the election barnstorming around the country.
The national soccer team barnstormed through the country.
Recent Examples of barnstorm from the Web
On second thought, since US tennis without her is deathly, maybe Serena could barnstorm the world playing guys.
Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall dominated Gimeno during their years together on the barnstorming pro tour.
Perriello sought to overcome this advantage by barnstorming Virginia over the weekend, beginning with a blitz of 24 hours of campaigning that started 7 a.m. Friday.
The result: Democrats, who once worried about the president barnstorming the country to take credit for new jobs and investment, are feeling no pressure to act on an amorphous and easily demonized plan.
Together with Microsoft and other partners, Code.org has barnstormed the country, pushing states to change education laws and fund computer science courses.
Gov. Adam Gregg barnstormed the state last Friday, after Reynolds picked the attorney as her top deputy and running mate for the 2018 election.
Teams from various leagues competed, as well as barnstorming clubs like the legendary New York Rens.
Along with filmmakers such as Bruce Browne and Greg Noll, Severson would barnstorm his films up and down the California coastline.
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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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