raider

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

raid·er

noun \ˈrā-dər\

: 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

:  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.

First Known Use of RAIDER

1863

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