Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as picaroon.

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Examples

  • "Frank had a hole in his back that looked like it came from a pickaroon I saw in his woodshed and now we have Morgan placed under a tree ..."

    Angel With No Hands

  • I leaned the pickaroon against the wall to dry and started getting ready to sharpen the buck saw.

    Angel With No Hands

  • Off the island of Planoca it was overpowered and captured by a little pickaroon, with lateen sails and a couple of guns, and a most villainous crew, in poverty-stricken garments, rusty cutlasses in their hands and stilettos and pistols stuck in their waistbands.

    Washington Irving

  • Page view page image: tolerable dash of the pickaroon.

    Tales of a Traveller

  • He had long been a hardy adventurer, a kind of equivocal borderer, half trader, half smuggler, with a tolerable dash of the pickaroon.

    Tales of a Traveller

  • Ostend little pickaroon men-of-war do offer violence to our merchant-men, and search them, beat our masters, and plunder them, upon pretence of carrying Frenchmen's goods.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 60: December 1667

  • I am told to-day, which troubles me, that great complaint is made upon the 'Change, among our merchants, that the very Ostend little pickaroon men-of-war do offer violence to our merchant-men, and search them, beat our masters, and plunder them, upon pretence of carrying Frenchmen's goods.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, December 1667

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