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  • n. One who engages in a raid; a plunderer.
  • n. A person who takes control of a firm by purchasing a controlling interest of stock.
  • n. A special forces operative; a commando.
  • n. A warship which is light, maneuverable, and fast-moving.
  • n. A person who uncovers evidence of improper behavior within governmental or private organizations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who engages in a raid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes a raid; one engaged in a hostile or predatory incursion.

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

  • n. someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
  • n. a corporate investor who intends to take over a company by buying a controlling interest in its stock and installing new management


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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