Meaning of BUCCANEER
|Pronunciation: || ||`buku'neer|
| ||Definition:|| |
- [n] someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
- [v] live like a buccaneer
BUCCANEER is a 9 letter word that starts with B.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||pirate, sea robber, sea rover|
| ||See Also:|| ||Barbary pirate, Bartholomew Roberts, Blackbeard, corsair, despoiler, Edward Teach, Edward Thatch, freebooter, Henry Morgan, Jean Laffite, Jean Lafitte, Laffite, Lafitte, live, looter, Morgan, pillager, plunderer, raider, Roberts, sea king, Sir Henry Morgan, spoiler, Teach, Thatch|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
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\Buc`ca*neer"\, n. [F. boucanier, fr. boucaner to
smoke or broil meat and fish, to hunt wild beasts for their
skins, boucan a smoking place for meat or fish, gridiron for
smoking: a word of American origin.]
A robber upon the sea; a pirate; -- a term applied especially
to the piratical adventurers who made depredations on the
Spaniards in America in the 17th and 18th centuries. [Written
Note: Primarily, one who dries and smokes flesh or fish after
the manner of the Indians. The name was first given to
the French settlers in Hayti or Hispaniola, whose
business was to hunt wild cattle and swine.
\Buc`ca*neer"\, v. i.
To act the part of a buccaneer; to live as a piratical
adventurer or sea robber.
| ||Related Terms:|| ||AB, able seaman, able-bodied seaman, air pirate, airplane hijacker, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Blackbeard, bluejacket, Captain Hook, Captain Kidd, corsair, deep-sea man, Dylan, fair-weather sailor, fisherman, Flying Dutchman, freebooter, hearty, Henry Morgan, jack, jack afloat, jack-tar, jacky, Jean Lafitte, limey, lobsterman, mariner, matelot, navigator, Neptune, OD, picaroon, pirate, Poseidon, privateer, rover, sailor, salt, sea dog, sea king, sea robber, sea rover, sea wolf, seafarer, seafaring man, seaman, shipman, skyjacker, tar, Varuna, viking, water dog, whaler, windjammer, windsailor|