privateersman


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privateersman

(ˌpraɪvəˈtɪəzmən)
n, pl -men
(Nautical Terms) another name for privateer2
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.privateersman - an officer or crew member of a privateerprivateersman - an officer or crew member of a privateer
crew member, crewman - a member of a flight crew
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
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Shepard catches this moment: against a background of a farm building and a tall "house high" haystack, the narrator and Edward are seen swinging themselves into a great farmyard wagon (then known as a "land ship") on which they will stage a mock battle between a privateersman and a British captain before the narrator, discovering the wagon to be swarming with earwigs, rolls off to leave Edward in sole command "execut[ing] a war-dance of triumph" and thus "honoured among wagons.