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Definition of "trailblazer" [trailblazer]

  • One that blazes a trail. (noun)
  • An innovative leader in a field; a pioneer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trailblazer" in a sentence
  • "The first Western trailblazer is Bulgarian president Georgi Purvanov, who shot a mountain ram (argali, included in the international Red book of protected species) during his state visit to Uzbekistan."
  • "Vail Daily: On Monday, Aug. 3., the Vail International Dance Festival will celebrate Edward Villella, a dancer you called a trailblazer because "he made the dance world safe for male dancers.""
  • "Please Elisabeth probably doesn't know what the word trailblazer means, hell the female republicans that were sitting in the skyboxes and what not, would look down on Palin and her family if she was a democrat."