raider

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noun raid·er \ˈrā-dər\

Definition of raider

  1. :  one that raids: such asa :  a fast lightly armed ship operating against merchant shippingb :  a soldier specially trained for close-range fightingc :  one that attempts a usually hostile takeover of a business corporation corporate raiders

Examples of raider in a Sentence

  1. The village needs protection from enemy raiders.

  2. Raiders had emptied the tomb of treasure.

  3. He made his fortune as a corporate raider.

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First Known Use of raider

1861


RAIDER Defined for English Language Learners

raider

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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


Law Dictionary

raider

noun raid·er

Legal Definition of raider

  1. :  one that attempts a usually hostile takeover of a business corporation — compare white knight



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