sawdust trail

noun

Definition of sawdust trail

  1. 1 :  the path of conversion to a gospel or belief when a notorious grizzled old sinner hits the sawdust trail, the hallelujahs shake the tabernacle — Beverly Smith drew the students back down the sawdust trail to the old-time Congregationalism — American Guide Series: Connecticut

  2. 2 :  the circuit of revival meetings five of the biggest attractions on the sawdust trail — Furman Bisher

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Origin and Etymology of sawdust trail

so called from the practice of going down a sawdust-covered aisle to the altar in a revival tent meeting as a sign of repentance or conversion


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