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English → English (WordNet) Definition: filibuster filibuster n 1: a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes [syn: filibusterer] 2: a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches v : obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation
English → English (gcide) Definition: Filibuster Filibuster \Fil"i*bus*ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fillibustered; p. pr. & vb. n. Filibustering.] 1. To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster] 2. To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices. [political cant or slang, U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster] Filibuster \Fil"i*bus`ter\, n. [Sp. flibuster, flibustero, corrupted fr. E. freebooter. See Freebooter.] A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855. [1913 Webster]


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