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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fil·i·bus·ter /ˈfɪləˌbʌstɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fil·i·bus·ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fillibustered p. pr. & vb. n. Filibustering.]
 1. To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter.
 2. To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices. [political cant or slang, U.S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fil·i·bus·ter n.  A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay
           or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes [syn: filibusterer]
      2: a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making
         long speeches
      v : obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation