History/Historical. a noble who robbed travelers passing through his lands.
a ruthlessly powerful U.S. capitalist or industrialist of the late 19th century considered to have become wealthy by exploiting natural resources, corrupting legislators, or other unethical means.
noun 1. any of numerous swift-flying, often large, dipterous insects of the family Asilidae that are predaceous on other insects. noun 1. any of the predatory dipterous flies constituting the family Asilidae, which have a strong bristly body with piercing mouthparts and which prey on other insects Also called bee killer, assassin fly
noun 1. any of numerous small frogs of the genera Eleutherodactylus and Hylactophryne, living chiefly in the American tropics.
- Robber trench
noun 1. (archaeol) a trench that originally contained the foundations of a wall, the stones of which have been taken away
noun 1. (nautical) another word for roband