Complete Definition of "hustings"

English
wikipedia|Husting

Pronunciation
(Canada) IPA|/ËhÊstɪÅz/

Noun
hustings (plural noun)

  1. a platform where candidates in an election give speeches

#*1749: w:Henry Fielding|Henry Fielding, From This World to the Next
#*:I now mounted the hustings, and, without any regard to decency or modesty, made as emphatical a speech in favour of the king as before I had done against him.

  1. context|by extension an election campaign

#*:Washington is awfully deserted now that every congressman is out on the hustings.

Usage notes
The plural hustings is used more often than the singular husting for the concrete sense of 'platform'. For the metaphorical sense of 'campaign', the plural is used almost exclusively.

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