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raider

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noun raid·er \ˈrā-dər\

Simple Definition of raider

  • : a person who suddenly and unexpectedly attacks a place or group

  • : a person who enters a place in order to steal or take something

  • : a person who tries to take control of a business by buying a lot of its stock

Full Definition of raider

  1. :  one that raids: as a :  a fast lightly armed ship operating against merchant shipping b :  a soldier specially trained for close-range fighting c :  one that attempts a usually hostile takeover of a business corporation <corporate raiders>

Examples of raider

  1. The village needs protection from enemy raiders.

  2. Raiders had emptied the tomb of treasure.

  3. He made his fortune as a corporate raider.



1863

First Known Use of raider

1863



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