trailblazing

adjective
trail·​blaz·​ing | \ ˈtrāl-ˌblā-ziŋ How to pronounce trailblazing (audio) \

Definition of trailblazing

: making or pointing a new way trailblazing legislation

Examples of trailblazing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a trailblazing black woman in politics, Chisholm was used to having her loyalty questioned. Los Angeles Times, "How accurate is ‘Mrs. America’s’ portrayal of Shirley Chisholm? We looked into it," 24 Apr. 2020 The film from director Nate Adams, co-produced by Adam Carolla, provides an entertaining and insightful look under the hood of a trailblazing American icon. Freep.com, "Watch ‘Shelby American: The Carroll Shelby Story’ at virtual Freep Film Festival," 17 Apr. 2020 Wednesday was Jackie Robinson Day, in honor of the trailblazing black Major League Baseball player. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "Fans express worry about ‘Black Panther’ star’s apparent weight loss," 16 Apr. 2020 She is remembered as a trailblazing black female entrepreneur whose financial independence, business acumen, and philanthropic work will and should never be forgotten. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Incredible True Story of Madam C.J. Walker, the Woman Celebrated in Netflix's 'Self-Made'," 20 Mar. 2020 The Eastmont Branch also plans to host a Girl Power Film Festival on Mondays starting March 2, showing four films featuring inspiring and trailblazing women. SFChronicle.com, "Women’s history month," 3 Mar. 2020 Forty-six talented and trailblazing local African Americans were to be honored Friday evening at the 35th Annual Black Excellence Awards. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "35th Annual Black Excellence Awards recognizes dozens of Milwaukee's most influential African Americans," 28 Feb. 2020 Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician best known for her contributions to NASA's human spaceflight program and who gained fame later in life due to the movie Hidden Figures, died Monday. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "One of NASA’s greatest mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, has died," 24 Feb. 2020 The new consortium includes a trailblazing tech entrepreneur, along with some savvy political and business leaders. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Drone City? New group pushing for highway overhead," 15 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of trailblazing

1951, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2020

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“Trailblazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trailblazing. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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