What does barnstorm mean?

barnstorm meaning in General Dictionary

traveling from location to put making brief stops

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  • trip the united states making political speeches, providing lectures, or showing plays
  • look at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper

barnstorm meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1815, in reference to a theatrical troupe's performances in upstate New York barns (usually featuring brief action pieces to match vulgar tastes); extended 1896 to electioneering, 1928 to itinerant aircraft pilots which performed stunts at fairs and events. Associated: Barnstormed; barnstorming.