- a person or thing that raids.
- a commando, ranger, or the like, specially trained to participate in military raids.
- a light, fast warship, aircraft, etc., used in such a raid.
- a person who seizes control of a company, as by secretly buying stock and gathering proxies.
- Informal. a person who works within an organization for the purpose of gathering evidence of wrongdoing.
Origin of raider
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Examples from the Web for raider
Anton had been with me three years when this raider appeared.The Night Riders
"Boy Scouts of the Sea," watch us do our partIf a raider or a sub.With the Colors
Everard Jack Appleton
Then she sat down at Mr. Raider's desk, and drew a pad of paper toward her.
I am a minister's daughter, Mr. Raider, I can't talk about people's troubles.
"We called her 'the Raider,'" says this friend, who was also a warm admirer.Woman's Work in the Civil War
Linus Pierpont Brockett
Word Origin and History for raider
1863, agent noun from raid (v.). A word from the American Civil War.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper