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.
I felt that under the guise of an intellectual swashbuckler was a delicate and sensitive spirit.
Farrukh Shah is a bear, Ali Beg a swashbuckler, and old Sikandar Khan - yaie
As ROGUISH swashbuckler Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp delivers one of the great film performances of the year.
This weekend's slate includes the 1942 version of ``The Jungle Book,'' starring Sabu; ``Stairway to Heaven'' (1946), starring David Niven; swashbuckler Errol Flynn in ``The Adventures of Robin Hood'' (1938); and a western double feature of ``The Guns of Navarone'' and ``She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.
The 1962 swashbuckler starred Errol's son Sean Flynn (1941-70) in his screen debut alongside Ann Todd.
The pounds 100million swashbuckler starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom has been ridiculed by fans for continuity errors.
It will be followed by ``The Court Jester,'' a swashbuckler spoof set in 12th-century England with Kaye as a clown teaming with a would-be Robin Hood to restore the throne to a baby, its rightful heir.
French swashbuckler The Horseman On The Roof (15) stars the beautiful Juliette Binoche who falls for heart-throb Olivier Martinez during a long hot summer.
Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri, This Life actress Daniela Nardini and and Trainspotting star Kelly McDonald are in the frame to play Flora Macdonald in a multi-million pound swashbuckler.
Edmond Rostand's high-flown romantic swashbuckler, which celebrates the seductive power of language and imagination, seems just the play to christen A Noise Within's inaugural season as company-in-residence at California State University, Los Angeles.