from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who will serve in any army or undertake risky tasks for personal gain or love of adventure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A non-commissioned soldier willing to serve any state or person who will hire him; a mercenary.
- n. 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.
- n. a person hired to fight for another country than their own
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