from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. one who, during the latter part of the Civil War, enlisted in the United States service, and deserted as soon as possible after receiving the bounty.
- n. See under Bounty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who enlists as a soldier for the sake of a bounty offered, and then deserts, as during the American civil war of 1861-65.
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