barnstorm barnstorm  /ˈbɑrn ˌstɔrm/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
  2. (v) tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays

Usage(s):

  1. As for Bush himself, he is curtailing his traditional August working vacation at the ranch so that he can barnstorm before the midterm elections.
  2. The failure of health care reform in 1994 was not a major factor in Republicans barnstorm of Congress that year.
  3. At least 15 West End firms now sedately barnstorm the major cities twice a year, fall and spring, showing swatches, taking measurements and writing orders.

News

  1. Sprague's A.J. Lapray to play in All-Star game against NBA players

    Recent Sprague graduate A.J. Lapray has been selected to play in the Barnstorm All-Star game scheduled for 7 p.m. June 30 at Churchill High School.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Salem Statesman Journal

  2. Barnstormers overpower Somerset for win

    In a perfect world, every night would be like Tuesday night for the Lancaster Barnstormers.Runners on base in every inning but one. Every batter reaching base at least once. A total of 14 hits, seven of the extra-base variety, three home runs.Alas, every game is not like Tuesday's, but the Barnstorm...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

Quotes

  1. Edwards begins Day One of the "Barnstorm for Rural America" in Dunlap, Iowa, where he will tour the Dunlap Auction House and discuss agricultural issues, including country-of-origin labeling.
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: All American Patriots (press release)

  2. "I want to limit the fatigue," Holland said. "I'm not interested in having training camp over there. I don't want to barnstorm, which means I don't want to be going to two and three countries playing exhibition games. I have interest if we...
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Ken Holland Source: Windsor Star

  3. "They wanted to come out and barnstorm us early, recognizing that this is our fifth game in seven days," Blue Jackets forward Michael Peca said. "We have had a real tough grind lately. The important thing is we have found ways to win. We hung...
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Michael Peca Source: CBC.ca

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