Definitions for buccaneerˌbʌk əˈnɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

buc•ca•neerˌbʌk əˈnɪər(n.)

  1. a pirate, esp. one who raided Spanish colonies and ships along the American coast in the second half of the 17th century.

Origin of buccaneer:

1655–65; < F boucanier, lit., barbecuer

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pirate, buccaneer, sea robber, sea rover(verb)

    someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation

  2. buccaneer(verb)

    live like a buccaneer

Wiktionary

  1. buccaneer(Noun)

    Any of a group of seamen who cruised on their own account on the Spanish Main and in the Pacific in the 17th century; similar to pirates but did not prey on ships of their own nation.

  2. buccaneer(Noun)

    A pirate.

  3. buccaneer(Verb)

    To engage in piracy against any but one's own nation's ships.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buccaneer(noun)

    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

  2. Buccaneer(verb)

    to act the part of a buccaneer; to live as a piratical adventurer or sea robber

Freebase

  1. Buccaneer

    The buccaneers were pirates who attacked Spanish shipping in the Caribbean Sea during the 17th century. The term buccaneer is now used generally as a synonym for pirate. Originally, buccaneer crews were larger, more apt to attack coastal cities, and more localized to the Caribbean than later pirate crews who sailed to the Indian Ocean on the Pirate Round in the late 17th century.

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buccaneer(noun)

a type of pirate.

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