privateersman

[ prahy-vuh-teerz-muh n ]
/ ˌpraɪ vəˈtɪərz mən /

noun, plural pri·va·teers·men.

an officer or sailor of a privateer.

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Origin of privateersman

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; privateer + 's1 + -man
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