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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stagecoach robber; a bandit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A criminal who accosts travelers and robs them.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a highwayman, especially on the stage routes of the unsettled western parts of the United States; -- a humorous euphemism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who collects dues from travelers on private roads; hence, jocosely, a highwayman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it

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