Excursion

Definition of Excursion

Ex`cur´sion
1.A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
Far on excursion toward the gates of hell.
- Milton.
They would make excursions and waste the country.
- Holland.
2.A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
3.A wandering from a subject; digression.
I am not in a scribbling mood, and shall therefore make no excursions.
- Cowper.
4.(Mach.) Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]

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