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Noun: filibuster  'fi-lu,bús-tu(r)
  1. A legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
    - filibusterer
     
  2. (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
Verb: filibuster  'fi-lu,bús-tu(r)
  1. (legislation) obstruct deliberately by delaying

Derived forms: filibusters, filibustered, filibustering

Type of: block, blockade, delay, delayer, embarrass, hinder, holdup, legislator, obstruct, stymie, stymy

Encyclopedia: Filibuster