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a. A pirate.
b. A pirate ship.
2. See picaro.
intr.v. pic·a·rooned, pic·a·roon·ing, pic·a·roons
To act as a pirate.

[Spanish picarón, augmentative of pícaro, picaro; see picaro.]
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(ˌpɪkəˈruːn) or


archaic an adventurer or rogue
[C17: from Spanish picarón, from pícaro]
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(ˌpɪk əˈrun)

1. a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand.
2. a pirate or corsair.
[1615–25; < Sp picarón, augmentative of pícaro picaro]
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References in classic literature ?
The only circumstance that throws anything like a vague light on this mysterious matter is a report which prevailed of a strange, foreign-built shallop, with much the look of a picaroon,[1] having been seen hovering about the Sound for several days without landing or reporting herself, though boats were seen going to and from her at night; and that she was seen standing out of the mouth of the harbor, in the gray of the dawn, after the catastrophe of the money diggers.
Review, Picaroon, Ink Sweat & Tears, Stoneboat, and After the Pause.
This is likely related to the epistemological history he assembled in his massive Baroque Trilogy, a veritable (if fictional) masters class in early modern philosophy, science, and picaroon literature.
Chandler's landmark study of the picaresque, Literature of Roguery, Parker explains that "'picaroon' and 'picaresque' have been traditionally defined as 'rogue' and 'roguish,' and the picaresque novels have generally been called romances of roguery" (3).
4.10 (2m 3f 110yds, PS6,000 added): 1 MIDNIGHT LIRA (J Best) 8-1; 2 PICAROON 25-1; 3 MIC'S DELIGHT (IRE) 9-1.
KEMPTON: 2.20 Thanks For Coming, 2.55 Un Beau Matin, 3.30 Gas Line Boy, 4.05 First Mohican, 4.40 Lemony Bay, 5.15 Picaroon, 5.50 Some Plan.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.20 Thanks For Coming, 2.55 Un Beau Matin, 3.30 Gas Line Boy, 4.05 First Mohican, 4.40 Lemony Bay, 5.15 Picaroon, 5.50 Some Plan.
Thus many pirates became a combination of slaver, privateer and pirate, and by the 183os, the term picaroon had come to mean both pirate and slaver.
With outsider Picaroon setting a strong pace in Friday's race before Damien Murphy took up the running on the Jimmy Mangan-trained Oscar Delta three out, Sweeney kept his cool and conserved Salsify's energy until producing him at the last to battle it out with the high-class Chapoturgeon, winner of the Jewson Novices' Handicap Chase at the 2009 festival.
Tim's five-year-old Destroyer Deployed, ridden by Richard Johnson, landed the bumper (National Hunt flat race) at Fontwell and Abbi's seven-year-old Picaroon, partnered by Mrs Alex Dunn, won the ladies' open race at the Albrighton Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases at Chaddesley Corbett, where Sally Randell took the open maiden on How Nice.
TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS: AYR: 2.10 Night Singer, 2.40 She's In The Money, 3.15 Whipma Whopma Gate, 3.50 Los Nadis, 4.25 Doctor Parkes, 4.55 Vilnius, 5.25 Nesno BEVERLEY: 6.30 Copper Penny, 7.00 King Fingal, 7.30 Geesala, 8.00 Coolminx, 8.30 Emerald Glade, 9.00 Leader Of The Land FFOS LAS: 2.30 Marlinka, 3.05 Beauty Pageant, 3.40 Fear Nothing, 4.15 First Bay, 4.45 Shamali (nap), 5.15 Lady Eclair SEDGEFIELD: 2.20 Pyracantha, 2.50 Picaroon, 3.25 Right Or Wrong, 4.00 Overton Lad, 4.35 Symphonica, 5.00 Pugnacity, 5.35 Big Sam SOUTHWELL: 6.20 Magnetic Pole, 6.50 Cast Cada, 7.20 Weststern, 7.50 Talenti, 8.20 Sonning Star, 8.50 Pen Gwen DOUBLE: Shamali and Geesala
The Somerset raider has been raised 7lb for that comfortable strike but he should still have too much in the tank for main dangers Picaroon and Ginolad.