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

References in classic literature ?
Or what greater absurdity can there be than putting before us an old man as a swashbuckler, a young man as a poltroon, a lackey using fine language, a page giving sage advice, a king plying as a porter, a princess who is a kitchen-maid?
There was no reply from the bruised and bat- tered regiment, save that one man made broad- cast challenges to fist fights and the red-bearded officer walked rather near and glared in great swashbuckler style at a tall captain in the other regiment.
Farrukh Shah is a bear, Ali Beg a swashbuckler, and old Sikandar Khan - yaie
I felt that under the guise of an intellectual swashbuckler was a delicate and sensitive spirit.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS (FILM4, Tuesday T , 9uesday, 9 uesday pm) A STEAMPUNK reworkNK rework-rework-ing of the Alexandre Dumas' classic swashbuckler.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS (FILM4, Tuesday T , 9 uesday, 9 uesday pm) A STEAMPUNK reworkNK rework-rework-ing of the Alexandre Dumas' classic swashbuckler.
The Banqueting Scene was a swashbuckler in the Korngold Hollywood movie mould, while the harmonies in Elaine made her sound intriguingly like Wagner's Isolde.
Oliver Cromwell lived there and a thousand years ago it was the swampy fastness of a swashbuckler very much in the Cecil mould as it was the lair and refuge of Hereward The Wake, popular hero of his time and thorn in many a Norman side.
It was a swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character.
Summary: Karachi: Wily Pakistan off spinner Saeed Ajmal vowed yesterday to target West Indian swashbuckler Chris .
20pm Rob Reiner's fantasy adventure more than holds its own as a straight-faced swashbuckler, but is made truly unmissable by a subversively witty script, delivered with tongues firmly in cheeks by a charming cast.
Manhas feels the nature of the wicket and the soreness in his back were two reasons that brought out the swashbuckler in him.