[ nahyt-rahy-der ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌraɪ dər /
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one of a band of mounted men, especially in the southern U.S. during Reconstruction, who committed nocturnal acts of violence and intimidation against Black people and Black sympathizers.
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/ (ˈnaɪtˌraɪdə) /
a member of a band of mounted and usually masked White people in the southern US who carried out acts of revenge and intimidation at night after the Civil War
Derived forms of nightridernightriding, noun
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