Southwestern U.S. an unbranded calf, cow, or steer, especially an unbranded calf that is separated from its mother.
a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates: a modern-dance maverick. Synonyms: nonconformist, individualist; free thinker; loner, lone wolf. a person pursuing rebellious, even potentially disruptive, policies or ideas: You can't muzzle a maverick. Synonyms: rebel, cowboy; loose cannon.
Maverick, an electro-optically guided U.S. air-to-ground tactical missile for destroying tanks and other hardened targets at ranges up to 15 miles (24 km).
unorthodox, unconventional, nonconformist: a maverick fiscal conservative willing to raise taxes.
(in US and Canadian cattle-raising regions) an unbranded animal, esp a stray calf