freebooter

Part of speech: noun

A robber.

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Usage examples "freebooter":

  1. Precisely; and if the older soldier, if the free lance of many a campaign, got the best of it in the long run, the younger freebooter could hardly think himself ill- used- could he now, Val? - "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
  2. " I can only account for my not remembering your Ladyship, by the great extent and heavy nature of my business," returned the audacious freebooter bowing with an air of rude politeness as he pocketed the offering. - "The Red Rover", James Fenimore Cooper.
  3. In the end he became a valorous freebooter, with a following of the sons of noble families. - "The Story of Seville", Walter M. Gallichan.