Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strolling player; an actor who plays “in the provinces.”
- n. one who barnstorms; one whose profession is barnstorming
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An itinerant theatrical player who plays in barns when a theatre is lacking; hence, an inferior actor, or one who plays in the country away from the larger cities.
- n. an aviator who flies an airplane from place to place, usually at small airports, doing flying stunts or flying passengers for sightseeing, for the purpose of earning money. It was a practise common in the early days of aviation, but by late 20th century was seldom encountered.
- n. an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
- n. a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting
“Angela has been an active "barnstormer" in behalf of the POW/MIA effort.”
“Lindbergh became a barnstormer, or daredevil pilot, performing at fairs and other events.”
“Inside him beat the heart of a daredevil barnstormer, who in 1922 had walked on the wings of an airplane as it looped through the air in the Midwest, secured by invisible wire cables.”
“He'd been a barnstormer, a rodeo clown, and a singing cowboy.”
“First released in 1978, Darkness On the Edge of Town was not a commercial barnstormer for the Boss, with singles such as Badlands and Prove It All Night.”
“Tuesday's installment was looking woefully predictable until North Carolina Dance Theatre hit the stage with Appalachian strings and a barnstormer aptly named "Shindig.”
“The actual term “barnstormer” is derived from the rural aspect of the game and the rapid movement from town to town.”
“Micky Steele-Bodger Barbarians' eminence and 85 early in September captained Cambridge in 1946 and won nine caps for England as a teaky bear‑hugging back-row barnstormer.”
“Former Reds pitcher Lee Stine also signed on for part of the swing, as did utility man and seasoned barnstormer Mike Ryba 9-6 as a pitcher; .313 in 48 at-bats of the Cards.”
“Perennial Monarchs barnstormer Jesse Williams, back to playing shortstop since Jackie Robinson had moved on to the Dodgers, led off.”
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*sigh* I wish I had lived in the barnstorming era. In my flying days, I loved nothing more than flipping around in the air and landing in fields or on dirt runways. (^-^)
Roller coasters from around the world. Who needs any other kind of ride?
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