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1. privateer

noun. a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation.

Synonyms

  • combat ship
  • warship

Antonyms

  • employer
  • submersible
  • surface ship

Etymology

  • -eer (English)
  • -ier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • private (English)
  • privatus (Latin)

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2. privateer

noun. an officer or crew member of a privateer.

Synonyms

  • officer
  • crewman
  • ship's officer
  • privateersman

Etymology

  • -eer (English)
  • -ier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • private (English)
  • privatus (Latin)

Sentences with privateer


1. Noun, singular or mass
Few facts are known about his early life, but some historians believe that Pirate Teach began his career on the high seas as a privateer for England.

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