from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete form of pioneer (military sapper or digger)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pioneer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of pioneer.


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