Definition of Bushwhacking

1. Adjective. Lying in ambush. "Bushwhacking guerrillas attacking from ambush"

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Definition of Bushwhacking

1. n. Traveling, or working a way, through bushes; pulling by the bushes, as in hauling a boat along the bushy margin of a stream.

Definition of Bushwhacking

1. Noun. travelling through thick wooded country, cutting away scrub to make progress ¹

2. Noun. fighting, as a guerilla, especially in wooded country ¹

3. Noun. criticizing, by someone or a person(s), on policies and stances by George W. Bush, in forums and discussions ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of bushwhack) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bushwhacking

1. bushwhack [v] - See also: bushwhack

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bushwhacking

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Literary usage of Bushwhacking

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1. Sufferings Endured for a Free Government: Or, A History of the Cruelties and by Thomas L. Wilson (1864)
"As an illustration, we give the following extracts:— Now is the time for bushwhacking, and the black flag. Now is the time to punish, with the full measure ..."

2. History of Kanawha County: From Its Organization in 1789 Until the Present by Geo W Atkinson (1876)
"... marches toward the Ohio —Failure of General Hand to meet his engagement —Gilmore killed by bushwhacking Indians—Narrow Escape of Hamilton—Determination ..."

3. Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand: The Renowned Missouri "bushwhacker by Samuel S. Hildebrand, James W. Evans, Abraham Wendell Keith (1870)
"A defense of "bushwhacking."—Trip with Capt. Bolin and nine men.—Fight at West Prairie.—Started with two men to St. Francois comity. ..."

4. Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture During the 2d Session of the by Committee on agriculture, United States, Congress, House (1910)
"... and that the plan had been broken up and the hearing had become a mere bushwhacking back and forth. I wrote that letter in good faith, not with the idea ..."

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