highwayman

noun high·way·man \ ˈhī-ˌwā-mən \

Definition of highwayman

: a thief who robs travelers on a road

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HIGHWAYMAN Defined for English Language Learners

highwayman

Definition of highwayman for English Language Learners

  • : a man especially in the past who stopped travelers on roads and robbed them


HIGHWAYMAN Defined for Kids

highwayman

noun high·way·man \ ˈhī-ˌwā-mən \

Definition of highwayman for Students

plural highwaymen \-mən\
: a man who robbed travelers on a road in past centuries


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