the hustings

plural noun

: the political speeches, meetings, etc., that happen before an election
news reports from the hustings

Examples of the hustings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the next week or so, before June 5 — the putative date at which the Treasury Department says the government runs out of money to pay its bills without a debt ceiling increase and thus flirts with an unprecedented default — Biden and McCarthy will hit the hustings to claim victory. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2023

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“The hustings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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