- an officer or sailor of a privateer.
Origin of privateersman
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Examples from the Web for privateersman
As a privateersman, he continued to do daring work to the end of the war.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
Privateersman as I was, I could not refrain from tears at the scene.The Privateersman
There had not been a privateersman in the United States for near a half-century.From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
Captain A. T. Mahan
So again he became a privateersman in the service of his State.The Story of Commodore John Barry
There was a determination in the conduct of the privateersman which endeared him to his crew.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee"
John De Morgan