Definition of swashbuckler in English:


Syllabification: swash·buck·ler
Pronunciation: /ˈswôSHˌbəklər, ˈswäSH-


  • A swashbuckling person.
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    • But there is something very romantic about the notion of the pirate that remains to this day: The skill of two swashbucklers battling on the deck of a ship, the hunt for buried treasure and the thrill of lawlessness.
    • He embodies what remains the rather sad refrain of many swashbucklers in the Valley: a technologist who achieves success but alienates himself from the thrill of invention and love of family.
    • It was an opportunity to fulfil a boyhood fantasy to mix it with swashbucklers.


mid 16th century: from swash1 + buckler.

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