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

  • n. One of a secret band of mounted, usually masked white men who engaged in nocturnal terrorism for revenge or intimidation in the southern United States especially during Reconstruction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. member of a secret mounted band in the southern U. S. after the Civil War, which committed acts of intimidation and revenge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who rides by night; specifically, a member of a band of (usually mounted) men who perpetrate deeds of violence or intimidation by night.

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

  • n. member of a secret mounted band in United States South after the American Civil War; committed acts of intimidation and revenge
  • n. member of a secret mounted band in United States South after the American Civil War; committed acts of intimidation and revenge

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