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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A pirate. Someone who joins in a war in order to steal other people's goods and money.

Usage examples (37)
  • That freebooter was very adept at boarding other ships and stealing the treasure aboard.
  • A certain Dutch freebooter, however, Simon Danzer by name, a native of Dordrecht, who had been alternately in the service of Spain,
  • A new scheme for holding up travellers for the purpose of robbery, and many of them evidently thought me a kind of freebooter, who ought to be suppressed by law.
  • "De'il ane -- nor a bawbee," replied the freebooter. for more
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