- swash letter,
- swash plate,
Origin of swashbuckling
verb (used without object), swash·buck·led, swash·buck·ling.
Origin of swashbuckle
Examples from the Web for swashbuckling
He was convicted of perjury, served 30 days, and went back to a swashbuckling career in contraband.
Some viewers might even complain that there wasn't enough sex or swashbuckling in “Two Swords”—that the episode was “slow.”Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Premiere ‘Two Swords’: Valyrian Steel, Arya’s Revenge, and the Red Viper|Andrew Romano|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
McClendon, a swashbuckling executive and fracking pioneer, was ultimately pushed out of his job.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches|ProPublica|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jonathan Groff turns a hapless mountaineer who talks to his pet reindeer into a swashbuckling Prince Charming.‘Frozen’ Is the Best Disney Film Since ‘The Lion King’|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The swashbuckling efforts of Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, have landed him on the cover of Time.
What Nietzsche has done here is, in his swashbuckling fashion, to cut under the abstract and final pretensions of creeds.A Preface to Politics|Walter Lippmann
Think you it is only a war-worn, hard-drinking, swashbuckling ruffler that can sin?The Tavern Knight|Rafael Sabatini
His face was flushed, there was a jovial light in his eyes, the lips were parted in a swashbuckling smile.Right Ho, Jeeves|P. G. Wodehouse
Not the swashbuckling kind of Americanism—the chip-on-the-shoulder kind—the we-can-lick-the-world kind.The Story of The American Legion|George Seay Wheat
They are by no means the swashbuckling, bullying, dissolute companions painted by those who know nothing about them.Germany and the Germans|Price Collier