What does the word corsair mean?

Usage examples for corsair

  1. Shortly afterwards several were put on board an Algerine corsair to serve as slaves. – White Slavery in the Barbary States by Charles Sumner
  2. Do you mind, Mr Higson, when we were aboard the Corsair together on the coast? – The Three Lieutenants by 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 by Prosper Mérimée