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 (swŏsh′bŭk′lər, swôsh′-)
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.]
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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]
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(ˈswɒʃˌbʌk lər, ˈswɔʃ-)

a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer.
Also called swash′er.
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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
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[ˈswɒʃˌbʌkləʳ] N (Hist) → espadachín m; (= adventurer) → intrépido m
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True, I am not a swashbuckler; but perhaps there may also abide in me the spirit which should pertain to every man who is at once resigned and sure of himself.
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!
Subjects discussed include films based on English literature, WWII films, swashbuckler films, historical epics of the Cold War era, and English heritage films of the 1980s-90s.
The dapper-looking swashbuckler, meanwhile, is getting early comparisons to another famous sword-wielding critter, folk tale's 'Puss in Boots.'
It tells the story of handsome swashbuckler Hooten (Michael Landes), a maverick fortune hunter who teams up with historical expert Lady Alex (Ophelia Lovibond) to search for long-lost priceless treasures.
Venture Moon Industries' game Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler is a point-and-click comic adventure game about a pirate in the Azurbbean and his struggle to become a noble swashbuckler.
We have created an exciting opportunity for children, their parents, and even adults without children to be active and live out the fantasy of being a swashbuckler in a safe, friendly, and enjoyable environment," continued Maloff.
"But there weren't no jobs in the local paper." Situation vacant: Swashbuckler. Must have one leg and an eye patch.