from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The action of pushing one's way through bushes or thickets; the hauling of a boat along a stream bordered by bushes by pulling at the branches.
  • noun The practice of attacking from behind bushes, as a guerrilla; irregular warfare carried on by bushwhackers.
  • noun The cutting of bushes with a bushwhacker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun U.S. Traveling, or working a way, through bushes; pulling by the bushes, as in hauling a boat along the bushy margin of a stream.
  • noun U.S. The crimes or warfare of bushwhackers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun travelling through thick wooded country, cutting away scrub to make progress
  • noun fighting, as a guerilla, especially in wooded country
  • noun criticizing, by someone or a person(s), on policies and stances by George W. Bush, in forums and discussions
  • verb Present participle of bushwhack.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lying in ambush


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