corsair

[ kawr-sair ]
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noun
  1. a fast ship used for piracy.

  2. a pirate, especially formerly of the Barbary Coast.

  1. Corsair, Military. a gull-winged, propeller-driven fighter plane built for the U.S. Navy in World War II and kept in service into the early 1950s.

Origin of corsair

1
First recorded in 1540–50; from Middle French corsaire, from Provençal corsar(i), from Upper Italian corsaro, from Medieval Latin cursārius, equivalent to Latin curs(us) course + -ārius -ary

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corsair

/ (ˈkɔːsɛə) /


noun
  1. a pirate

  2. a privateer, esp of the Barbary Coast

Origin of corsair

1
C15: from Old French corsaire pirate, from Medieval Latin cursārius, from Latin cursus a running, course

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