I. verb — [no obj.] 1.
(chiefly N. Amer.) tour rural districts giving theatrical performances, originally often in barns.
• he barnstormed up and down both coasts and eventually played New York.
(chiefly N. Amer.) make a rapid tour of an area as part of a political campaign.
• he was barnstorming down in Georgia.
• [with obj.]
the speech he gives as he barnstorms the country.
(chiefly N. Amer.) travel around giving exhibitions of flying and performing aeronautical stunts.(as noun barnstorming)
• barnstorming had become a popular occupation among many trained pilots.
II. derivatives barnstormer /ˈbɑːnstɔːmə / noun