corsair

noun cor·sair \ ˈkȯr-ˌser ; kȯr-ˈser \

Definition of corsair

: pirate; especially : a privateer of the Barbary Coast

Examples of corsair in a Sentence

  1. no one knows the fate of the corsair's treasure-filled ship

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Origin and Etymology of corsair

Middle French & Old Italian; Middle French corsaire pirate, from Old Occitan corsari, from Old Italian corsaro, from Medieval Latin cursarius, from Latin cursus course — more at course

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