Definition of campaign trail
: a route that takes a candidate for office to different places in order to talk to people during a campaign The candidates talked about the people they met on the campaign trail.
Word by Word Definitions
: a connected series of military operations forming a distinct phase of a war
: a connected series of operations designed to bring about a particular result
: to go on, engage in, or conduct a campaign
: to enter (something, such as a horse or boat) in competition
: to hang down so as to drag along or sweep the ground
: to extend over a surface in a loose or straggling manner
: to grow to such length as to droop over toward the ground
: a track made by passage especially through a wilderness
: a marked or established path or route especially through a forest or mountainous region
: a trace or mark left by something that has passed or been drawn along : scent, track
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