Definitions for marauder
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to rove in quest of plunder; raid for booty.
(v.t.)to raid; plunder.
Origin of maraud:
1705–15; < F marauder, der. of maraud rogue, vagabond
marauder, predator, vulture, piranha(noun)
someone who attacks in search of booty
Someone who moves about in roving fashion looking for plunder. (e.g. a band of marauders)
A band of outlaws who raid and pillage.
By extension anything which marauds.
Origin: marault: a vagabond through French.
a rover in quest of booty or plunder; a plunderer; one who pillages
MARAUDER is, or was, a United States Government research project. It is an acronym of Magnetically Accelerated Ring to Achieve Ultra-high Directed Energy and Radiation. It was first reported on August 1, 1993. The objective appears to be the firing of 1 meter diameter toroids of magnetically contained plasma. The toroids behave in a similar manner to spheromak plasma reactors. As of 1993 the project appeared to be in the early experimental stages. The weapon was able to produce doughnut shaped rings of plasma and balls of lightning that exploded with devastating effects when hitting its target. The project's initial success led to it becoming classified and no more details of how it developed after 1993 are available.
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