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Definition of "privateersman" []

  • The captain or member of the crew of a privateer (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "privateersman" in a sentence
  • "The privateersman was a gentleman adventurer, a protected pirate, a social highwayman of the waters."
  • "A pirate, indeed, in those days, was synonymous with the individual who was termed a privateersman at the time of the Napoleonic wars."
  • "I do not, therefore, consider that privateering is worse than any other species of warfare, or that the privateersman is a whit more reckless or brutal than soldiers or men-of-war's men in the hour of victory in the king's service. ""
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