blackbirder

[ blak-bur-der ]
/ ˈblækˌbɜr dər /

noun

(formerly) a person or ship illegally engaged in the slave trade, especially in the Pacific.

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Origin of blackbirder

First recorded in 1880–85; blackbird + -er1
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