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noun as in pirate

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The Uncharted video game franchise, which now has seven iterations, began in 2007 with a plotline centered on a man named Nathan “Nate” Drake who claims to be a descendant of privateer Sir Francis Drake.

He fought as a privateer in the Revolutionary War as a teenager and was captured by a British ship.

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Not content to only heli-ski in Alaska’s short season from mid-February through April, Harms became a privateer, founding what would become Third Edge Heli with Clark Fyans in 2007.

Check out Privateer Holdings, a venture-capital firm based in Seattle that is about to close on $7 million in funding.

One of her courtiers bet that Clark Gable as Rhett Butler would be her ideal, “a privateer, a romantic, and a fabulous cad.”

This heritage has so influenced his cuisine that Roellinger is often referred to as "the privateer chef."

Countless dogs fought under the feet of passers-by, and over all leered the sardonic face of Jean Bart, pirate and privateer.

The scheme was not impossible for any one holding a privateer's commission, and I applied to Mr. Yancey for a letter-of-marque.

Two days afterward he came upon a British privateer, which was on the hunt for American vessels.

Soon after he had some lively service in the Wasp, and captured a British privateer with the little sloop Sachem.

But the privateer captain had seen the fate of the General Monk and concluded that he had business elsewhere.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to privateer, such as: buccaneer, corsair, distress, freebooter, lack, and pauperism.

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