trailblazer

noun trail·blaz·er \ ˈtrāl-ˌblā-zər \
|Updated on: 16 Aug 2018

Definition of trailblazer

1 : pioneer 2
  • a trailblazer in astrophysics
2 : one that blazes a trail to guide others : pathfinder

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First Known Use of trailblazer

1908

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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TRAILBLAZER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of trailblazer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who makes, does, or discovers something new and makes it acceptable or popular

  • : a person who marks or prepares a trail through a forest or field for other people to follow


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