1 appear at county fairs and carnevals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
2 tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays; "The presidential candidates are busy barnstorming this month"
- To travel around the countryside making political speeches etc
- To appear at fairs and carnivals in exhibitions of stunt flying, or sporting events
- An athletic team that travels from town to town performing in front of primarily small crowdshttp://www.sportingnews.com/archives/sports2000/numbers/173540.htmlhttp://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/bhof-original-celtics.htmlhttp://www.jimthorpe.org/jim_thorpe_athlete.php
- 1899, Mark Twain, as
cited in 1901, J. B. Pond, Eccentricities of Genius,
- I'm not going to barnstorm the platform any more, but I am glad you have corralled Howells.
- 2005, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, Mencken: The American
Iconoclast, page 109
- It wasn't just the smell of perfumes that assailed his nose every time he entered a stuffy auditorium that he found unwelcome; it was the childish playwriting and barnstorm acting that was driving out the intelligent theatergoer and the production of less commercial plays.
- 2006, Ethan Wolff, Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Manhattan,
- Smaller bands play the clubs ..., while the more established acts barnstorm through New York's surfeit of midsize halls.
The word barnstorm or barnstorming may refer to:
- Barnstorming, a stunt piloting act performed in the 1920s
- Barnstorming (video game), released on the Atari 2600 in 1982
- Barnstorm (album), a rock album by Joe Walsh and Barnstorm
- Barnstorm (group), a rock band from 1972-74 featuring Joe Walsh
- Barnstorm (athletics), a team that travels from town to town performing in front of crowds
- Barnstormers, a band led by Attila the Stockbroker.