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.
Budding swashbucklers are invited to join the theatrical team from Love History from 11am - 5pm for maritime themed adventures.
It's all for one and one for all as the legendary swashbucklers, Athos, Aramis and Porthos, fight for justice.
Pirates and mutineers of the nineteenth century; swashbucklers and swindlers.
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Two punters dressed as swashbucklers breached security and tried to sneak into Johnny Depp's trailer on the set of the new 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie.
00) provides a range of collective biographies packed with facts and caricatures of pirates, from notorious swashbucklers to forgotten pirates of lore.
In these days of six-hitting Saffer swashbucklers honed in the gym and tanked up on Red Bull, Rubicon's fat bloke in whites in a rain-soaked pavillion is a refreshing reminder of a more civilised, if still somewhat baffling, age.
His tuneful film scores for Errol Flynn swashbucklers made him rich but lost him the musical establishment's respect.
SERGIO GARCIA called it the toughest Major he had ever played in following his second round at Oakland Hills, but two young South American swashbucklers showed what was possible with third-round charges in the USPGA Championship last night.