from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that travels extensively by sea.
  • noun A pirate.
  • noun A pirate ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • One that cruises or roves the sea for plunder; a sea robber; a pirate; also, a piratical vessel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, colloquial, archaic A herring.
  • noun literally One who roams about the ocean much of the time.
  • noun A pirate, buccaneer or privateer; an ocean-going marauder.

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

  • noun someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation


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Compare Danish sørøver, German Seeräuber, Norwegian sjørøver, Swedish sjörövare.


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