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

  • Kidd, William Known as "Captain Kidd.” 1645?-1701. British sea captain who turned to piracy after being hired to protect British ships in the Indian Ocean (1696). His cruelty and undiscovered buried treasure, although unsubstantiated, remain legendary.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)


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