filibusterer : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • 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.

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