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1. filibuster, filibusterer

a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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the process or an instance of obstructing legislation by means of long speeches and other delaying tactics
2. Also called: filibusterer
a legislator who engages in such obstruction
a buccaneer, freebooter, or irregular military adventurer, esp a revolutionary in a foreign country
to obstruct (legislation) with delaying tactics
5. (intransitive)
to engage in unlawful and private military action

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an adventurer who engages in unauthorized warfare against a country with which his own country is at peace; specif., any of the 19th-cent. U.S. adventurers who led armed expeditions into Latin American countries; freebooter
2.  US
the making of long speeches, introduction of irrelevant issues, etc. in order to obstruct the passage of a bill in the Senate
a member of the Senate who uses such methods
: also ˈfiliˌbusterer
verb intransitive
to engage in unauthorized warfare as a freebooter
4.  US
to engage in a filibuster
verb transitive
5.  US
to obstruct the passage of (a bill) by a filibuster

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of filibusterer
a. The obstructing or delaying of legislative action, especially by prolonged speechmaking.
b. An instance of this, especially a prolonged speech.
2. An adventurer who engages in a private military action in a foreign country.
v. fil·i·bus·tered, fil·i·bus·ter·ing, fil·i·bus·ters
1. To obstruct or delay legislative action, especially by making prolonged speeches.
2. To take part in a private military action in a foreign country.
To use a filibuster against (a legislative measure, for example).

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