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synonyms for privateer

  • buccaneer
  • corsair
  • distress
  • freebooter
  • lack
  • pauperism
  • penury
  • privation
  • ship
  • vessel
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How to use privateer in a sentence

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.
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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.
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Countless dogs fought under the feet of passers-by, and over all leered the sardonic face of Jean Bart, pirate and privateer.
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The scheme was not impossible for any one holding a privateer's commission, and I applied to Mr. Yancey for a letter-of-marque.
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Two days afterward he came upon a British privateer, which was on the hunt for American vessels.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
Soon after he had some lively service in the Wasp, and captured a British privateer with the little sloop Sachem.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
But the privateer captain had seen the fate of the General Monk and concluded that he had business elsewhere.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
But the privateer wanted prizes more than cannon balls, and went straight on, firing a broadside that did no harm.
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Afterward, in a pilot-boat, with fifteen men the boy hero attacked a French privateer with forty men and a barge with thirty men.
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WORDS RELATED TO PRIVATEER

  • corsair
  • filibuster
  • freebooter
  • marauder
  • picaroon
  • privateer
  • raider
  • rover
  • sea rover
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