- to act as a freebooter; plunder; loot.
Origin of freeboot
First recorded in 1585–95; back formation from freebooter
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Examples from the Web for freebooting
Barter had to supply all that could not be obtained by freebooting.The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)
The freebooting spirit was not taken out of the blood of the Malay.
But in the long run of Freebooting the Grimaldis did not keep up with the procession.Marse Henry (Vol. 2)
Though a rollicking, joking man himself, his followers are a reckless, freebooting set.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa
Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
The commanders were under strict order not to do any freebooting on their own account.The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators
Hendrik Willem van Loon
- (intr) to act as a freebooter; pillage
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