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 in a sentence
The village needs protection from enemy raiders.
Raiders had emptied the tomb of treasure.
He made his fortune as a corporate raider.
First Known Use of raider
RAIDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of raider for English Language Learners
: 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
Legal Definition of raider
: one that attempts a usually hostile takeover of a business corporation — compare white knight
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