Definitions

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

  • noun A man who holds up and robs travelers on a road.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A robber on the highway; one who robs passengers in public roads or places.

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

  • noun One who robs on the public road; a highway robber.

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

  • noun historical A person usually mounted on horseback who robbed travelers on public roads.

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

  • noun a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it

Etymologies

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From highway +‎ man.

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