barnstorm


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barnstorm

1. To travel through small towns performing theatrical shows. Back in the day, my parents' band was known to barnstorm throughout the Midwest.
2. To entertain small towns with stunt flying. There's nothing to do around here but watch guys barnstorm in their old planes.

barnstorm

1. tv. & in. [for an entertainer] to perform in small towns for short engagements. My great-uncle used to barnstorm Kansas and Oklahoma with his medicine show.
2. in. to perform stunts in a biplane in small towns. (Presumably swooping around barns.) The old biplane we used to barnstorm with is the safest plane ever built.
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(3) Musicians and other entertainers also barnstormed during those years, and one group of country musicians in the 1940s and early 1950s featured a baseball team who played local competition.
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Part baseball club, part circus act, the team that would become the Indianapolis-Cincinnati Clowns barnstormed around America for the better part of four decades.
That set up a pulsating finish and Ipoua barnstormed his way through the middle of Wigan's defence to hammer a superb shot into the top corner.
Since then the Southampton heroes have played all the big festivals, barnstormed a sell-out US tour and even gigged in a Mexican bullring.