Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make a raid for booty; to maraud.
  • v. To skirmish in advance of an army.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To make a raid for booty; to maraud; also, to skirmish in advance of an army. See picaroon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To serve in irregular or skirmishing warfare; form part of a body of skirmishers acting in the front or on the wings of an army, or independently, as foragers, etc.; act as a skirmisher.

Etymologies

French picorer ("to go marauding, originally to steal cattle"), ultimately from Latin pecoris ("cattle"). (Wiktionary)

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