noun pri·va·teer \ˌprī-və-ˈtir\

: a ship used in the past to attack and rob other ships; also : a sailor on a privateer

Full Definition of PRIVATEER

:  an armed private ship licensed to attack enemy shipping; also :  a sailor on such a ship
privateer intransitive verb

First Known Use of PRIVATEER

PRIVATEERING Defined for Kids


noun pri·va·teer \ˌprī-və-ˈtir\

Definition of PRIVATEER for Kids

:  a privately owned armed ship permitted by its government to make war on ships of an enemy country
:  a sailor on a privateer


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