from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that blazes a trail.
  • n. An innovative leader in a field; a pioneer.

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  • n. One that blazes a trail to guide others; a pathfinder.
  • n. An innovative leader in a field; a pioneer.

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

  • n. someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
  • n. someone who marks a trail by leaving blazes on trees


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  • The first Western trailblazer is Bulgarian president Georgi Purvanov, who shot a mountain ram (argali, included in the international Red book of protected species) during his state visit to Uzbekistan.

    Ferghana.Ru news agency

  • Vail Daily: On Monday, Aug. 3., the Vail International Dance Festival will celebrate Edward Villella, a dancer you called a trailblazer because "he made the dance world safe for male dancers."

    The Vail Trail - All Sections

  • Please Elisabeth probably doesn't know what the word trailblazer means, hell the female republicans that were sitting in the skyboxes and what not, would look down on Palin and her family if she was a democrat.


  • SWEENEY: She was described as a trailblazer who battles for women's equal rights in journalism.

    CNN Transcript Jan 27, 2008

  • Story: Not afraid to speak her mind, Giffords known as a trailblazer Top headlines

  • Daniel Boone was known as a trailblazer for leading the expedition that cleared the - Local News

  • The British artist has been called a trailblazer and has also been accused of crass commercialism. Top Stories

  • The trailblazer was a young intellectual named Ali Shariati, who did not live to see the revolution but whose teachings fueled the revolutionary movement.

  • MLB Trade Rumors: You could be called a trailblazer with MurrayChass. com, as it's the first time I recall a veteran baseball journalist going independent while continuing to make calls, report, and do newspaper-style stories.

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  • He and his wife finally decided that "trailblazer" would be more accurate.

    Artist Ric Estrada passes away | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment


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