(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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