corsair

Part of speech: noun

A pirate, or his vessel.

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Usage examples "corsair":

  1. Shortly afterwards several were put on board an Algerine corsair to serve as slaves. - "White Slavery in the Barbary States", Charles Sumner.
  2. Do you mind, Mr Higson, when we were aboard the Corsair together on the coast? - "The Three Lieutenants", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. The quiet monotony of home life was distasteful to him, and, when he was offered the post of second lieutenant on board a corsair, he eagerly seized the opportunity of going to sea again. - "Abbé Aubain and Mosaics", Prosper Mérimée.