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(Historical Terms) a raider in the border country of England and Scotland in the mid-17th century
[C17 moss, in northern English dialect sense: bog]
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moss•troop•er(ˈmɔsˌtru pər, ˈmɒs-)
1. a marauder who operated in the mosses, or bogs, of the border between England and Scotland in the 17th century.
2. any marauder.
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