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rover

noun ro·ver \ ˈrō-vər \

Definition of rover

: pirate

Origin and Etymology of rover

Middle English, from Middle Dutch, from roven to rob; akin to Old English rēafian to reave — more at reave


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rover

noun rov·er \ ˈrō-vər \

Definition of rover

1 : a random or long-distance mark in archery usually used in plural
3 : a player who is not assigned to a specific position on a team and who plays wherever needed
4 : a vehicle for exploring the surface of an extraterrestrial body (such as the moon or Mars)

First Known Use of rover

circa 1525

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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