whistle-stop(redirected from whistle-stopping)
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intr.v. whis·tle-stopped, whis·tle-stop·ping, whis·tle-stops
To conduct a political campaign by making brief appearances or speeches in a series of small towns.
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.
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.
Past participle: whistle-stopped