Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

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, filibustering, filibustered

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

Encyclopedia: Filibuster