verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
British Dictionary definitions for barnstormer
Word Origin for barnstorm
Word Origin and History for barnstormer
1815, in reference to a theatrical troupe's performances in upstate New York barns (usually featuring short action pieces to suit vulgar tastes); extended 1896 to electioneering, 1928 to itinerant airplane pilots who performed stunts at fairs and races. Related: Barnstormed; barnstorming.