re·​en·​act·​or | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈnak-tər How to pronounce reenactor (audio) \

Definition of reenactor

: a person who participates in reenactments of historical events

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To outside observers, and even their own lawyers, the battle seems pyrrhic and pointless, like a pair of old Civil War reenactors suiting up for one last scrap (Bill is 74, Sue 68). Sean Elder, Town & Country, "The War of The Grosses: Inside the Bitter Divorce Battle of the Laguna Beach "Bond King"," 22 Oct. 2018 The fourth annual Pirates Ashore at the Mayflower Society House and around Plymouth features reenactors portraying colonists and privateers, cannon fire, a pirate encampment, a sword fight, and even a murder trial., "Five things to do around Boston, May 14-20," 11 May 2018 Bill Grimmette is a living history reenactor who is impersonating Frederick Douglass at an event at the Anne Arundel County Public Library in Crofton. Janene Holzberg,, "For Gambrills resident Bill Grimmette, portrayal of Frederick Douglass pays homage to a pioneer of justice," 13 July 2018 More than 600 Civil War reenactors from seven states descended on Lake County for the 27th annual Civil War Days June 30 and July 1. Denys Bucksten,, "Civil War Days in Lake County a trip back in time," 9 July 2018 In addition to viewing costumes, weaponry, utensils, tents and other period pieces, visitors could listen to accounts from reenactors who are ardent students of the nation’s bloodiest war. Denys Bucksten,, "Civil War Days in Lake County a trip back in time," 9 July 2018 During Waukegan Night Out, the public can watch a living history show featuring a French fur trader reenactor with a reproduction birch bark canoe. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "DNR hosts free events for public to explore Lake Michigan Water Trail," 1 July 2018 There were roughly 300 to 350 reenactors marching Saturday, Manley said, though in some years — when the weather was warmer — there have been close to 500. Jeremy C. Fox,, "In Bedford, pole-capping a point of pride for the town," 7 Apr. 2018 Twice on the Fourth, six reenactors will read aloud the text of the Declaration of Independence. Graham Ambrose,, "Have a historical Fourth at Old Sturbridge Village," 26 June 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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