Filibuster Fil"i*bus*ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fillibustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filibustering}.] 1. To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

2. To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices. [political cant or slang, U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

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