Definition of trailblazer in English:

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trailblazer

Pronunciation: /ˈtrālˌblāzər/

noun

1A person who makes a new track through wild country.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
explorer, bushwhacker

Derivatives

trailblazing

Pronunciation: /ˈtrālˌblāziNG/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: trail·blaz·er

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