night rider

noun

Definition of night rider

: a member of a secret band who ride masked at night doing acts of violence for the purpose of punishing or terrorizing

Examples of night rider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Have things really changed all that much since the days of Jim Crow and the night riders? Michele Langevine Leiby, chicagotribune.com, "In ‘The Gone Dead,’ a woman’s questions about her father’s death reveal a town’s racist history," 17 July 2019 Have things really changed all that much since the days of Jim Crow and the night riders? Michele Langevine Leiby, chicagotribune.com, "In ‘The Gone Dead,’ a woman’s questions about her father’s death reveal a town’s racist history," 17 July 2019 Have things really changed all that much since the days of Jim Crow and the night riders? Michele Langevine Leiby, chicagotribune.com, "In ‘The Gone Dead,’ a woman’s questions about her father’s death reveal a town’s racist history," 17 July 2019 Have things really changed all that much since the days of Jim Crow and the night riders? Michele Langevine Leiby, chicagotribune.com, "In ‘The Gone Dead,’ a woman’s questions about her father’s death reveal a town’s racist history," 17 July 2019 Have things really changed all that much since the days of Jim Crow and the night riders? Michele Langevine Leiby, chicagotribune.com, "In ‘The Gone Dead,’ a woman’s questions about her father’s death reveal a town’s racist history," 17 July 2019 Have things really changed all that much since the days of Jim Crow and the night riders? Michele Langevine Leiby, chicagotribune.com, "In ‘The Gone Dead,’ a woman’s questions about her father’s death reveal a town’s racist history," 17 July 2019 Have things really changed all that much since the days of Jim Crow and the night riders? Michele Langevine Leiby, chicagotribune.com, "In ‘The Gone Dead,’ a woman’s questions about her father’s death reveal a town’s racist history," 17 July 2019 Have things really changed all that much since the days of Jim Crow and the night riders? Michele Langevine Leiby, chicagotribune.com, "In ‘The Gone Dead,’ a woman’s questions about her father’s death reveal a town’s racist history," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of night rider

1856, in the meaning defined above

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29 Oct 2019

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“Night rider.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/night%20rider. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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