- to cruise as a privateer.
Origin of privateer
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Examples from the Web for privateering
The gallantry of privateering was degenerating into the bloody brutality of piracy.Plotting in Pirate Seas
A specimen American privateering commission may be seen in doc.
Most narratives of privateering or of piracy are found in the form of depositions.
These were the essential documents of a privateering voyage.
Seamen—you witness—were brutes, in these merry days of privateering.Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea
Charles H. L. Johnston
- an armed, privately owned vessel commissioned for war service by a government
- Also called: privateersman a commander or member of the crew of a privateer
- a competitor, esp in motor racing, who is privately financed rather than sponsored by a manufacturer
- (intr) to serve as a privateer
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Word Origin and History for privateering
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