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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barnstormer, playactor, play-actor, troupernoun

    an actor who travels around the country presenting plays

  2. barnstormer, stunt flier, stunt pilotnoun

    a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting


  1. barnstormernoun

    one who barnstorms; one whose profession is barnstorming


  1. barnstormer

    A barnstormer is an individual who travels to various locations, particularly in rural or remote areas, to stage or perform professional exhibitions or entertainments like theatrical performances, sports events or political speeches. The term originally referred to pilots in the early 20th century in the United States who would perform stunts and tricks with their airplanes in rural areas, though it has since extended to other areas of entertainment or public speaking.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Barnstormer

    A strolling actor. In the old days, away from the regular circuits, there were no provincial theatres or halls licensed for stage plays whatever. The consequence was a company of strolling players obtained permission to perform in a barn. Edmund Kean admitted, when in the zenith of his fame, that he had gained his experience “by barnstorming.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barnstormer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barnstormer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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