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[nahyt-rahy-der] /ˈnaɪtˌraɪ dər/

one of a band of mounted men, especially in the southern U.S. during Reconstruction, who committed nocturnal acts of violence and intimidation against blacks and black sympathizers.
a member of a band of mounted and usually masked White people in the southern US who carried out acts of revenge and intimidation at night after the Civil War


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