trailblazer

[treyl-bley-zer]
noun
1.
a person who blazes a trail for others to follow through unsettled country or wilderness; pathfinder.
2.
a pioneer in any field of endeavor: a trailblazer in science.
Also called trailbreaker [treyl-brey-ker] .


Origin:
1905–10; trail + blaze2 + -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To trailblazer
Collins
World English Dictionary
trailblazer (ˈtreɪlˌbleɪzə)
 
n
1.  a leader or pioneer in a particular field
2.  a person who blazes a trail
 
'trailblazing
 
adj, —n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The other trailblazer is the railroad, which claims the house and the head of anyone in its path.
TrailBlazer is currently in the process of identifying the claims that were affected.
The top portion of each application briefly describes the activities of a trailblazer or camp volunteer.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;