hustings

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhʌstɪŋz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhʌstɪŋz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hustingz)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
hus•tings /ˈhʌstɪŋz/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Government any place from which political campaign speeches are made:[uncountable]out on the hustings.
  2. Government[plural] the speeches and political activities given or done during a campaign.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
hus•tings  (hustingz),USA pronunciation n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
  1. Government(before 1872) the temporary platform on which candidates for the British Parliament stood when nominated and from which they addressed the electors.
  2. Governmentany place from which political campaign speeches are made.
  3. Governmentthe political campaign trail.
  4. GovernmentAlso called  hustings court′. a local court in certain parts of Virginia.
  • Old Danish hūs-thing house meeting. See house, thing2
  • Middle English, Old English bef. 1050

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hustings /ˈhʌstɪŋz/ n (functioning as plural or singular)
  1. Brit (before 1872) the platform on which candidates were nominated for Parliament and from which they addressed the electors
  2. the proceedings at a parliamentary election
Etymology: 11th Century: from Old Norse hūsthing, from hūs house + thing assembly
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