trailblaze

trailblaze

[treyl-bleyz]
verb (used with object), trailblazed, trailblazing.
1.
to blaze a trail through (a forest, wilderness, or the like) for others to follow.
2.
to be a pioneer in (a particular subject, technique, etc.).
verb (used without object), trailblazed, trailblazing.
3.
to work or serve as a trailblazer.

Origin:
back formation from trailblazer

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Main Entry:  trailblaze1
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to cut a new path through a forest or wilderness; also, to work cutting such paths
Example:  The Boy Scouts trailblazed as a community service project.
Usage:  trailblazer n
Main Entry:  trailblaze2
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to be pioneering or innovating in a field or subject; to pioneer a new technique
Example:  She trailblazed thesaurus-writing for women.
Usage:  trailblazer n
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