daredevil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj daredevil presumptuously daring "a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff"
    • n daredevil a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
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Usage

In literature:

All the tricks and daredevil feats we heard of, he was at the head of them.
"Bohemian Days" by Geo. Alfred Townsend
A man who knew Jake's record in another county started a dark rumor which finally reached Lum and sent him after the daredevil.
"In Happy Valley" by John Fox
No wild daredevil, no sail carrier this, but a smooth, passionless man of business.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
I don't deny he's a well-plucked daredevil.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
It was stren'th an' work an' daredevil.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
He had never shed a tear in his daredevil life before, but they came hot and stinging now.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She did not make any of those daredevil speeches one generally caps with others more reckless still.
"Child Life In Town And Country" by Anatole France
He was a dashing horseman and a dead-shot, and so, naturally, a leader of these daredevils.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
They'll bring out some of those wild horses, and that meek-looking, little daredevil friend of Kurt's will call any bluff.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
He was a daredevil, who had taken his life in his hands a hundred times.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
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In news:

Daredevil lands jump from edge of space.
The Daredevil Christopher Wright is a band featuring brothers Jon and Jason Sunde, along with the percussion and voice of Jesse Edgington.
Daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner is hoping to break all the records by jumping from 120 thousand feet.
The stunt, sponsored by Intel, is the latest of daredevil endeavors by the magician whose previous stunts included being encased in ice for over 60 hours in Times Square.
The jump in which daredevil Felix Baumgartner will attempt to become the first free-fall ing human to break the sound barrier is set to take place in the morning in the skies above the New Mexico desert.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — After two postponed attempts, daredevil Felix Baumgartner will try again to break the world's free-fall record at 23 miles above Roswell, N.M. And become the first skydiver to surpass the speed of sound.
LOS ANGELES — After two postponed attempts, daredevil Felix Baumgartner will try again to break the world's free-fall record at 23 miles above Roswell, N.M.
Likely egged on by his bros, the daredevil in the video below attempts to leap a golf car t in a single bound.
The daredevil does stunt riding regularly and started running the Bargain Barn motorcycle shop in Edgerton.
Two weeks ago, Nik Wallenda went from being a high-wire daredevil to a TV success with his walk over the precipice at Niagara Falls.
Death-defying daredevil Aaron Radatz attempts Houdini 's escapes at 'Fright Fest'.
First second of daredevil's dive captures world's imagination .
The Chester County SPCA is calling a Twitter post by " Jackass " star Bam Margera "not funny" after the daredevil displayed a photo holding a fake gun to a puppy's head.
AP Photo/dapd, Jorge Herrera In this Nov 2, 2010 photo, US reality television personality and daredevil Ryan Dunn attends the " Jackass 3D" premiere in London.
Sarah Burke was an X Games star with a grass-roots mentality -- a daredevil superpipe skier who understood the risks inherent to her sport and the debt she owed to it.
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