from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who will serve in any army or undertake risky tasks for personal gain or love of adventure.
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- noun A non-commissioned soldier willing to serve any state or person who will hire him; a
- noun figuratively Hence, a person willing to work for or ally himself with any person or institution who will take him on.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
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