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whistle stop

n.
1. A town or station at which a train stops only if signaled.
2. A brief appearance of a political candidate in a small town, traditionally on the observation platform of a train.

whistle stop

n
1. (Railways)
a. a minor railway station where trains stop only on signal
b. a small town having such a station
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a brief appearance in a town, esp by a political candidate to make a speech, shake hands, etc
b. (as modifier): a whistle-stop tour.
vb, -stops, -stopping or -stopped
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) to campaign for office by visiting many small towns to give short speeches

whis′tle stop`


n.
1. a small unimportant town, esp. one along a railroad line.
2. a short talk from the rear platform of a train, esp. during a political campaign.
3. a brief appearance, single performance, or the like in a small town, as during a theatrical tour.

whis′tle-stop`



v.i. -stopped, -stop•ping.
1. to campaign for political office by traveling, orig. by train, through small communities to address voters.
2. to take a trip consisting of several brief usu. overnight stops.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whistle stop - a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signalwhistle stop - a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal
railroad station, railroad terminal, railway station, train depot, train station - terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods
Translations

whistle stop

(US)
n
(dated: = small town) → Kleinstadt f, → Nest nt (pej inf)
(= stop)kurzer Aufenthalt an einem kleinen Ort; (fig)Stippvisite f
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