Definition of trailblazer in English:


Line breaks: trail|blazer
Pronunciation: /ˈtreɪlbleɪzə


  • 1A person who makes a new track through wild country.
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    • 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 person who is the first to do something; 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.



noun & adjective
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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.

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