Share this entry

Share this page

sawdust trail

Syllabification: saw·dust trail

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Sawdust Trail)

Definition of sawdust trail in English:

noun

informal
1The itinerary of a traveling gospel preacher: a retired clergyman who spent his working days as an evangelist on what was left of the old Sawdust Trail
1.1The process of an erring individual’s rehabilitation through repentance: the president has been on the sawdust trail recently, apologizing hither and yon

Definition of sawdust trail in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…