noun, U.S. History.
a member of a secret organization, formed in Kansas in 1862, that engaged in guerrilla activities during the Civil War.
(Caribbean, derogatory) a poor White person
[red-leg-id, -legd] /ˈrɛdˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd/ noun 1. a migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus femur-rubrum, of the southwestern and midwestern U.S., having reddish skin on the underside of the hind legs: an agricultural pest.
- Red-legged partridge
noun 1. a partridge, Alectoris rufa, having a reddish tail, red legs and bill, and flanks barred with chestnut, black, and white: common on farmlands and heaths in SW Europe, including Britain
adjective 1. marked by red letters, as festival days in the church calendar. 2. memorable; especially important or happy: a red-letter day in his life.
verb (used with object), red-lighted, red-lighting. 1. Informal. to stop or deter by means of or as if with a red light. redlight