Maverick \Mav"er*ick\, v. t.
To take a maverick. [Western U. S.]
Maverick \Mav"er*ick\, n.
In the southwestern part of the united States, a bullock or heifer that has not been branded, and is unclaimed or wild; -- said to be from Maverick, the name of a cattle owner in Texas who neglected to brand his cattle.
adj : independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians" [syn: irregular, unorthodox] n 1: someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action [syn: rebel] 2: unbranded range animal especially a stray calf