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.
- The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.
- An instance of the use of this delaying tactic.
- An adventurer who engages in a private military action in a foreign country.
- To use obstructionist tactics in a legislative body.
- To take part in a private military action in a foreign country.
- To use a filibuster against (a legislative measure, for example).