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pri·va·teer

 (prī′və-tîr′)
n.
1. A ship privately owned and crewed but authorized by a government during wartime to attack and capture enemy vessels.
2. The commander or one of the crew of such a ship.
intr.v. pri·va·teered, pri·va·teer·ing, pri·va·teers
To sail as a privateer.
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privateer

(ˌpraɪvəˈtɪə)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) an armed, privately owned vessel commissioned for war service by a government
2. (Nautical Terms) Also called: privateersman a commander or member of the crew of a privateer
vb
3. a competitor, esp in motor racing, who is privately financed rather than sponsored by a manufacturer
4. (Motor Racing) a competitor, esp in motor racing, who is privately financed rather than sponsored by a manufacturer
5. (Nautical Terms) (intr) to serve as a privateer
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pri•va•teer

(ˌpraɪ vəˈtɪər)

n.
1. a privately owned ship commissioned to fight or harass enemy ships.
2. the captain or a crew member of such a vessel.
[1640–50]
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privateer


Past participle: privateered
Gerund: privateering

Imperative
privateer
privateer
Present
I privateer
you privateer
he/she/it privateers
we privateer
you privateer
they privateer
Preterite
I privateered
you privateered
he/she/it privateered
we privateered
you privateered
they privateered
Present Continuous
I am privateering
you are privateering
he/she/it is privateering
we are privateering
you are privateering
they are privateering
Present Perfect
I have privateered
you have privateered
he/she/it has privateered
we have privateered
you have privateered
they have privateered
Past Continuous
I was privateering
you were privateering
he/she/it was privateering
we were privateering
you were privateering
they were privateering
Past Perfect
I had privateered
you had privateered
he/she/it had privateered
we had privateered
you had privateered
they had privateered
Future
I will privateer
you will privateer
he/she/it will privateer
we will privateer
you will privateer
they will privateer
Future Perfect
I will have privateered
you will have privateered
he/she/it will have privateered
we will have privateered
you will have privateered
they will have privateered
Future Continuous
I will be privateering
you will be privateering
he/she/it will be privateering
we will be privateering
you will be privateering
they will be privateering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been privateering
you have been privateering
he/she/it has been privateering
we have been privateering
you have been privateering
they have been privateering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been privateering
you will have been privateering
he/she/it will have been privateering
we will have been privateering
you will have been privateering
they will have been privateering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been privateering
you had been privateering
he/she/it had been privateering
we had been privateering
you had been privateering
they had been privateering
Conditional
I would privateer
you would privateer
he/she/it would privateer
we would privateer
you would privateer
they would privateer
Past Conditional
I would have privateered
you would have privateered
he/she/it would have privateered
we would have privateered
you would have privateered
they would have privateered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.privateer - an officer or crew member of a privateerprivateer - 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"
2.privateer - a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
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Translations

privateer

[ˌpraɪvəˈtɪəʳ] Ncorsario m
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privateer

n (= ship)Freibeuter m, → Kaperschiff nt; (= crew member)Freibeuter m, → Kaperer m
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