Bushwhacker : Definition

Bushwhacker

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Definitions of Bushwhacker

Pronunciation : Bush"whack`er
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. One accustomed to beat about, or travel through, bushes. [U.S.] They were gallant bushwhackers, and hunters of raccoons by moonlight. W. Irving.

2. A guerrilla; a marauding assassin; one who pretends to be a peaceful citizen, but secretly harasses a hostile force or its sympathizers. [U.S.] Farrow.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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