a bandit, especially one of a band of robbers in mountain or forest regions.
Contemporary Examples

Imperial Locavores Ian Klaus August 28, 2011
David’s Book Club: Who Ruined Southern Italy? David Frum July 30, 2012

Historical Examples

The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens
The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings
A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
The Historical Nights’ Entertainment Rafael Sabatini
Eastern Nights – and Flights Alan Bott
Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou

a bandit or plunderer, esp a member of a gang operating in mountainous areas

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