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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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swash•buck•ler(ˈswɒʃˌbʌk lər, ˈswɔʃ-)
a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer.Also called swash′er.
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|Noun||1.||swashbuckler - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person|
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