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- n. One who travels through the woods, off the designated path.
- n. A person who lives in the bush, especially as a fugitive; a person who clears woods and bush country.
- n. A guerrilla (of either side) during the American Civil War.
- n. Someone who attacks without warning.
- n. A small, soft-floored inflatable boat (designed for use by one or two people).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One accustomed to beat about, or travel through, bushes.
- n. A guerrilla; a marauding assassin; one who pretends to be a peaceful citizen, but secretly harasses a hostile force or its sympathizers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One accustomed to sojourn in the woods, or beat about among bushes.
- n. In the civil war in the United States, a member of the irregular troops on the Confederate side engaged in guerrilla warfare; a guerrilla: a term applied by the Federal forces.
- n. A short heavy scythe for cutting bushes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil War
- n. a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
When the passports were delivered by the courier, I called the bushwhacker and pedagogue and silently gave him the papers.
Now I never resented the epithet of "bushwhacker" - although there was no soldier to whom it applied less - because bushwhacking is a legitimate form of war, and it is just as fair and equally heroic to fire at an enemy from behind a bush as a breastwork or from the casemate of a fort.
She could not help wondering what he would think of the difference between her and the girl he had known as a bushwhacker nurse.
MY brief partisan-ranger service as a "bushwhacker," and the trying and exciting experience as an "independent" with
Newswise - How did Sam Clemens - a onetime "bushwhacker" Confederate who came from a slave-holding family - evolve into famed Mark Twain, a champion of racial justice in such books as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
Professor used Twain's anonymous newspaper articles for a book about Twain's evolution from a "bushwhacker" Confederate to a skeptical champion of racial justice.
"bushwhacker", 285; captured and wounded at Lake's house, 336-343; captured by Harris's
Steadily pursuing Villa north, winning victory after victory, Obregón was unable to finish off his rival but at least reduced him to what he had been at the start of the Revolution, a bushwhacker in the Chihuahua sierra.
His falsetto had subsequently become inflected with a bushwhacker twang that made you feel less like dancing than ever.
His bad luck worsens as the dead men's lead dog sinks its teeth deep in Morganson's calf, tearing the main artery although, in the biting cold, the desperate bushwhacker does not know he is mortally wounded.