Highwayman



[hahy-wey-muh n] /ˈhaɪˌweɪ mən/

noun, plural highwaymen.
1.
(formerly) a holdup man, especially one on horseback, who robbed travelers along a public road.
/ˈhaɪˌweɪmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(formerly) a robber, usually on horseback, who held up travellers
n.

“one who travels the highways with intent to rob people” (often on horseback and thus contrasted to a footpad), 1640s, from highway + man.

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