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
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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First Known Use of barnstorm
BARNSTORM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of barnstorm for English Language Learners
: to travel to different places to give speeches, perform shows, etc.
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