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Meaning of corsair

cor•sair

Pronunciation: (kôr'sâr), [key]
— n.
  1. a fast ship used for piracy.
  2. a pirate, esp. formerly of the Barbary Coast.
  3. (cap.)a gull-winged, propeller-driven fighter plane built for the U.S. Navy in World War II and kept in service into the early 1950s.
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