filibusterer : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
- In the Senate he became the foremost filibusterer against civil rights legislation, declaring that there would never be enough laws on the books or troops in the Army to force .
- That even a filibusterer can make an effective speech, however, was demonstrated when Alabama's Dixie Graves rose for her maiden Senate effort.
- He was not shocked but was irked at Alabama's Democratic Senator Lister Hill, a veteran filibusterer.