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road company

a theatrical group that tours cities and towns, usually performing a single play that is or has been a success in New York City.
Origin of road company
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Accordingly a road company took hold of the route and improved it—placing toll gates on it for recompensation.

  • I'm going to get in some road company going to the Coast and then by God, I hope we get stranded.

    The Boy Grew Older Heywood Broun
  • On more than one occasion the road company sent and had these fences removed and opened the original road afresh.

    Two Years in Oregon Wallis Nash
  • From that moment the North-western road company stock began to languish; only the intervention of the state saved the enterprise.

  • Rose didn't say anything to me, except that she was somebody who'd been out in a road company with her.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • This last grant is attached to the road company described in a previous chapter.

    Two Years in Oregon Wallis Nash
  • He knew better than to copy after the ordinary actors in the road company to which he belonged.

    Frank Merriwell's Nobility Burt L. Standish (AKA Gilbert Patten)

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