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Definition of "piratical" [pi•rat•ic•al]

  • Of, pertaining to, or similar to pirates (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "piratical" in a sentence
  • "Trick or Treat bonus links: Dubner wrote about Pirates earlier this month, during a lull in piratical activity."
  • "Numbers found their way thither through the pathless wastes of Russia; others navigated the Mediterranean in their sea-serpents, as they termed their piratical vessels."
  • "He never did subdue the wild savages in New England, and he never was in any war in Africa, nor in Asia, unless we call his piratical cruising in the Mediterranean "wars in Asia.""