trailblazer

noun
trail·​blaz·​er | \ ˈtrāl-ˌblā-zər How to pronounce trailblazer (audio) \

Definition of trailblazer

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

Examples of trailblazer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In many ways, Visser was a trailblazer, reaching milestones for both herself and women in sports along the way of her career. Katie Mcinerney, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2022 Lena Horne was a trailblazer during her lifetime, becoming one of the first Black female stars to make it to the top rungs of show business. Paul Grein, Billboard, 20 June 2022 Born in 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, Horne was a trailblazer. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 June 2022 Raîche, Browns chief of staff/assistant wide receivers coach Callie Brownson is a trailblazer. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 4 May 2022 Troy Kotsur, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast (which is accompanied by video at the bottom of the post), is a trailblazer. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2022 The buzz: Roque, 21, was already a trailblazer, playing on her high school’s boys team. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 5 Feb. 2022 On the sidelines & in the booth, this voluble mountain of energy was a trailblazer. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 28 Dec. 2021 Some stars dive into trends, but Kardashian, in her own right, is a trailblazer. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of trailblazer

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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29 Jun 2022

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“Trailblazer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trailblazer. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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