Origin of corsair
Examples from the Web for corsair
After writing his letters, Lucan left the Uckfield house at 1:15 a.m. and drove 16 miles to Newhaven, where he dumped the Corsair.Lord Lucan’s Whereabouts: The Tabloid Rebirth of a Decades-Old Crime|William Coles|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Some $200 million of the $785 million came from Corsair itself, with the balance coming from its limited partners.
For a price below $2.50 per share, Corsair would be treated like other shareholders.
And if so, for a permanent holding rock of protection in the world, her cousin Frank would be at any rate safer than the Corsair.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
When this had been done, the corsair vessel began to move away from the other, and was soon many lengths distant from her.The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales|Frank R. Stockton
A dispute as to an alleged Venetian corsair captured by the Genoese ended in a riot.Venice and its Story|Thomas Okey
The corsair kept himself in readiness for the expected summons, and continued to spy and report the motions of the enemy.The South-West|Joseph Holt Ingraham
The Corsair Dragutte, a buccaneer of romantic days, came along and plundered these Ligurian towns as often as he felt like it.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
Word Origin for corsair
1540s, from Middle French corsaire (15c.), from Provençal cursar, Italian corsaro, from Medieval Latin cursarius "pirate," from Latin cursus "course, a running," from currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Meaning of the Medieval Latin verb evolved from "course" to "journey" to "expedition" to an expedition specifically for plunder.