from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A strolling player; an actor who plays “in the provinces.”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun one who barnstorms; one whose profession is barnstorming

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
  • noun a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting


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