verb (used with object), pi·rat·ed, pi·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), pi·rat·ed, pi·rat·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for pirate
Simply put, the pirates of the Caribbean tended to prey on the merchant vessels rather than the powerful warships that usually even moved in squadrons.Know Your Historical Warships: From 7th Century BC – 17th Century AD|Dattatreya Mandal|April 4, 2020|Realm of History
Spam, squirt guns, earthworms, pirate costumes—stuff like that.
His acceptance speech was a reflection of his career, and laced with enough profanity to make a pirate blush.
In 2007, Pirate Bay even attempted to raise the funds to purchase Sealand.
This was a pretty inconvenient situation for a pirate running up and down between decks.
Those are crucial minutes no pirate—or bed-seeking midnight fumbler—should spare.
To protect his own interests Prescott decided to make an abridgment of his own, and thus to forestall the pirate.William Hickling Prescott|Harry Thurston Peck
Once a bad spirit came; its language was perfectly horrible: in life it had been a pirate!The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6|Augustus J. C. Hare
The sea was calm, the boats were in full view of the pirate.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston
The Chukches avoided these Russians as merchant ships of old avoided a pirate bark.Panther Eye|Roy J. Snell
"I am made a pirate against my will," he had said of these things.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for pirate
- a vessel used by pirates
- (as modifier)a pirate ship
- a person or group of people who broadcast illegally
- (as modifier)a pirate radio station