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any of the piratical adventurers who raided Spanish colonies and ships along the American coast in the second half of the 17th century.
any pirate.
Contemporary Examples

The Gunslinger of Rue Miromesnil Christopher Dickey December 22, 2013
The Self-Educated Apple Genius James Marcus Bach September 12, 2009
The Self-Educated Apple Genius James Marcus Bach September 12, 2009

Historical Examples

The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete Azel Ames
Great Pirate Stories Various
The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3) Walter Thornbury
Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
Commodore Junk George Manville Fenn
War Letters of a Public-School Boy Paul Jones.
The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer Richard Clynton

a pirate, esp one who preyed on the Spanish colonies and shipping in America and the Caribbean in the 17th and 18th centuries
verb (intransitive)
to be or act like a buccaneer


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