trail·​break·​er ˈtrāl-ˌbrā-kər How to pronounce trailbreaker (audio)

Examples of trailbreaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The five-member Iditarod trailbreaker crew reached Unalakleet at sundown Friday, kicking snow into the air, chain sawing into ice and hammering stakes. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Mar. 2022 Among the heroes was Roger Brown of North Pole, an Iron Dog board member who began the week as a racer and finished it as a trailbreaker. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Feb. 2020 The Iron Dog snowmachiners and their trailbreakers put in a decent trail for most of the way. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2020 Despite the troubles experienced by trailbreakers, Aklestad and Olstad made good time on the 63-mile run from Ophir to McGrath, making the trip in 62 minutes. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Feb. 2020 The thanks for that will go to the trail crews — the Iditarod trailbreakers and the people from the villages who go out and volunteer their time and expertise to make certain this race happens. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trailbreaker was in 1925

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“Trailbreaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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