Definition of buccaneering in English:


Line breaks: buc¦can¦eer|ing
Pronunciation: /bʌkəˈnɪərɪŋ


  • (Especially in a business context) high-risk and adventurous: the buccaneering nature of the oil-transport industry
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    • Following the voyage by Vasco da Gama in 1497-9, round the Cape of Good Hope to Calicut and safely back to Lisbon, the Portuguese set about their entry into the spice trade with a buccaneering zest from which other nations quickly learned.
    • Maschler was the buccaneering young publisher who revitalised Jonathan Cape.
    • The following year he won it in buccaneering fashion, forcing Schumacher to attempt to drive him off the road in the final race.

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