(1909-59) a US film actor who is thought of as a typical example of a swashbuckling character (=someone who is brave and strong, and who enjoys adventures, sword-fighting etc). He was known for being sexually attractive, for having many lovers, and for drinking a lot of alcohol. His films include Captain Blood (1935) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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