swash|buck|ling [ˈswɔʃˌbʌkəlıŋ US ˈswa:ʃ-, ˈswo:ʃ-] adj
[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: swashbuckler 'noisy boastful fighter' (16-20 centuries), from swash 'to wave around or hit noisily' (15-20 centuries) (probably from the sound) + buckler]
relating to adventures in which people do brave, exciting things and fight against their enemies with swords
a swashbuckling hero
a swashbuckling tale of pirates
>swashbuckler n

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