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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A warship owned by an individual commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation; An officer or crew member of such a vessel.

Usage examples (33)
  • A Confederate privateer is reported sixty miles south-east of Sandy
  • The privateer was a schooner, called the Eagle, commanded by Captain Potter.
  • A privateer was a-- was a ship that was given a legal license by the -- the new state of
  • It is during this time that the term privateer and the term pirate become blurred together. for more
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