Examples of freebooter in a Sentence
the ship was captured by freebooters who were looking for gold
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Mr. Bugaev is a dedicated, if largely sedentary, Cossack, a centuries-old fraternity of Slavic warriors, freebooters and freedom-loving rebels.
The window of opportunity for freebooters to loom large has closed.
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Origin and Etymology of freebooter
by folk etymology from Dutch vrijbuiter, from vrijbuit plunder, from vrij free + buit booty
First Known Use: 1570See Words from the same year
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