barnstormer

barnstorm

[bahrn-stawrm]
verb (used without object)
1.
to conduct a campaign or speaking tour in rural areas by making brief stops in many small towns.
2.
Theater. to tour small towns to stage theatrical performances.
3.
(of a pilot) to give exhibitions of stunt flying, participate in airplane races, etc., in the course of touring country towns and rural areas.
4.
(of a professional athletic team) to tour an area playing exhibition games after the regular season.
verb (used with object)
5.
to tour (various places) as a barnstormer.

Origin:
1880–85; barn1 + storm

barnstormer, noun
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barnstorm (ˈbɑːnˌstɔːm)
 
vb
1.  to tour rural districts putting on shows, esp theatrical, athletic, or acrobatic shows
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) to tour rural districts making speeches in a political campaign
 
[C19: from barn1 + storm (vb); from the performances often being in barns]
 
'barnstormer
 
n
 
'barnstorming
 
n, —adj

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