- to blaze a trail through (a forest, wilderness, or the like) for others to follow.
- to be a pioneer in (a particular subject, technique, etc.).
- to work or serve as a trailblazer.
Origin of trailblaze
back formation from trailblazer
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Examples from the Web for trailblazing
Trailblazing comedian and troublemaker Joan Rivers died on Thursday at the age of 81.What Joan Rivers Said She Would Do If She Were Dictator of America
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It was one month before 42, a biopic featuring Boseman as trailblazing baseball star Jackie Robinson, was set to hit theaters.‘Get On Up’ Star Chadwick Boseman on Becoming James Brown—With A Little Help From Mick Jagger
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How do you say goodbye to her, after five decades of trailblazing journalism?Barbara Walters’s Final ‘The View’: A Tearful Farewell Befitting an Icon
May 16, 2014
Even the trailblazing Fred Whitehurst was characterized as being crazy.Crime Fighter’s Dilemma: My Country or My Family?
April 21, 2014
More than half of the blacks who ever served in the chamber met last week to discuss their trailblazing paths.The Historic Gathering of America’s African-American Senators
March 4, 2014