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

  • adj. Suggestive of one that blazes a trail; setting out in a promising new direction; pioneering or innovative: trailblazing research; a trailblazing new technique.

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  • adj. Resembling a trailblazer; innovative or pioneering


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  • This week's obituaries refer to her "trailblazing" talent.

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  • Reuters today recounts the amazing career of Ms. Brooks, who the news agency describes as a "trailblazing" tabloid editor, who rose through the ranks in Britain's tabloid market to become editor of the News of the World in 2000, a key lieutenant to Mr. Murdoch, and a friend to Mr. Cameron.

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  • Six "trailblazing" forces are to go further in developing crime maps.

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  • Tributes have been paid to a "trailblazing" human rights lawyer who died after falling under a tube train.

    Tributes for tube death lawyer

  • There was Microsoft's disappointing effort to launch a digital music player, Zune--which has proven no match for Apple's iPod--and its failure, thus far, to produce a credible rival to the iPad, even though Microsoft led the way with a "trailblazing" tablet PC in 2001.

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  • Mpahlwa thanked Uthingo Management for the "trailblazing" way it had conducted the lotto in the first seven-year licence period.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • President Barack Obama Monday nominated Elena Kagan, a "trailblazing" legal scholar, to the

    The Age News Headlines

  • Obama names 'trailblazing' Kagan as Supreme Court pick

    The Age News Headlines

  • Tributes have been paid to a "trailblazing" lawyer at a top immigration law firm who died after falling under a Tube train.

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  • The Forest for the Trees, "a minor sensation this festival season, and further invitations have rolled in - including one from Sundance, a year after the 'trailblazing' American indie festival actually rejected the film."

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