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[rey-der] /ˈreɪ dər/

a person or thing that .
a commando, ranger, or the like, specially trained to participate in military .
a light, fast warship, aircraft, etc., used in such a .
a person who seizes control of a company, as by secretly buying stock and gathering proxies.
Informal. a person who works within an organization for the purpose of gathering evidence of wrongdoing.

1863, agent noun from raid (v.). A word from the American Civil War.


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