Definition of trailblazer in English:
1A person who makes a new track through wild country.
- He embarks on the four-day drive from Massachusetts to Cheyenne as if to emulate the trailblazers of the frontier.
- In the inner canyon George became an explorer, a trailblazer, a survivor.
- He cites the government-commissioned exploits of Columbus and Drake as imperative trailblazers prior to the opening of commercial traffic, but it is here that the analogy falls apart.
1.1A pioneer; an innovator: he was a trailblazer for many ideas that are now standard fare
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- Diane is also a bit of a trailblazer and innovator.
- The school, which has been a trailblazer in organising such horse shows, continues to encourage innovative activities that help build a strong individual.
- We've been trailblazers before, and we're going to break new ground again.
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- Silent film has become all but invisible, wiped clean from the collective memory by sheer neglect, and yet it is a world of giants, trailblazing pioneers and hidden delights.
- But a genuine trailblazing device would be a way of preserving - and widening - the paths that our lives have carved through information space.
- Researchers, schoolchildren and tourists are among those flocking to see the site, which Livingstone used as his base for his anti-slavery campaigns and trailblazing expeditions.
Pronunciation: /-ˌblāziNG/noun& adjective
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