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Noun: privateer  ,prI-vu'teer
  1. A privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation
  2. An officer or crew member of a privateer
    - privateersman

Derived forms: privateers

Type of: combat ship, crew member, crewman, officer, ship's officer, war vessel, warship

Encyclopedia: Privateer, South Carolina