Barnstorming
Barnstormer Barn"storm`er, n. [Barn + storm, v.] 1. An itinerant theatrical player who plays in barns when a theatre is lacking; hence, an inferior actor, or one who plays in the country away from the larger cities. -- {Barn"storm`ing}, n. [Theatrical Cant] [1913 Webster]

2. an aviator who flies an airplane from place to place, usually at small airports, doing flying stunts or flying passengers for sightseeing, for the purpose of earning money. It was a practise common in the early days of aviation, but by late 20th century was seldom encountered. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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