from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of pioneer.
  • n. activity of pioneering
  • n. A scoutcraft skill that involves building structures using staves and knots

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. groundbreaking; originating; -- of efforts that begin work in a field or on a topic not previously widely known.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to pioneers; serving to pioneer: as, a pioneering expedition.


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