Meaning of buccaneer

buc•ca•neer

Pronunciation: (buk"u-nēr'), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the piratical adventurers who raided Spanish colonies and ships along the American coast in the second half of the 17th century.
  2. any pirate.
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