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Meaning of privateer

pri•va•teer

Pronunciation: (prī"vu-tēr'), [key]
— n.
  1. an armed ship that is privately owned and manned, commissioned by a government to fight or harass enemy ships.
  2. privateersman.
—v.i.
  1. to cruise as a privateer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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