swashbuckler

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swash·buck·ler

 (swŏsh′bŭk′lər, swôsh′-)
n.
1. A flamboyant swordsman or adventurer.
2. A sword-wielding ruffian or bully.
3. A dramatic or literary work dealing with a swashbuckler.

[Probably from the striking of bucklers in fighting.]

swashbuckler

(ˈswɒʃˌbʌklə)
n
1. a swaggering or flamboyant adventurer
2. (Film) a film, book, play, etc, depicting excitement and adventure, esp in a historical setting. Also called: swasher
3. (Theatre) a film, book, play, etc, depicting excitement and adventure, esp in a historical setting. Also called: swasher
4. (Journalism & Publishing) a film, book, play, etc, depicting excitement and adventure, esp in a historical setting. Also called: swasher
[C16: from swash (in the archaic sense: to make the noise of a sword striking a shield) + buckler]

swash•buck•ler

(ˈswɒʃˌbʌk lər, ˈswɔʃ-)

n.
a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer.
Also called swash′er.
[1550–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swashbuckler - a reckless impetuous irresponsible personswashbuckler - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
tearaway - a reckless and impetuous person
Translations

swashbuckler

[ˈswɒʃˌbʌkləʳ] N (Hist) → espadachín m; (= adventurer) → intrépido m

swashbuckler

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On Wednesday and Thursday The Pirates of Penzance will take to the stage - a jolly romp complete with a swash buckling pirates and a completely dotty Major General.
THE exciting swash buckling adve d ntures of the magical Peter Pan come to The Empire Theatre this Christmas with Live i rpool's own Ray Quinn starring as the boy who never grew up in this year's panto.
Outfitted with hard hat, ear protectors, bug screen, gloves, leggings, quick draw pruners, heavy shirt, safety orange-glo traffic vest, strobe light, first-aid kit and "man down" flag, I felt better and looked the part of the swash buckling gardening hero that I am.
com Robinson Crusoe and his Carribbean Pirates Clyde Auditorium, SECC, Glasgow With John Barrowman filling the role of Robinson Crusoe and the Krankies set for the roles of Captain Crusoe and Jimmy Crusoe, this is a fantastic swash buckling show not to be missed.