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privateer

pri·va·teer

privateer

 
pronunciation:
praI v tir
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a privately owned, armed ship commissioned by the state to attack or capture enemy ships in wartime.
definition 2: a commander or crew member on such a ship.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: privateered, privateering, privateers
definition: to operate or sail as a privateer.