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One of a secret band of mounted, usually masked white men who engaged in nocturnal terrorism for revenge or intimidation in the southern United States especially during Reconstruction.
(Historical Terms) 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
one of a band of mounted men who commit acts of violence and intimidation at night, esp. a member of such a band in the southern U.S. during Reconstruction.