- a pirate.
- a pirate ship.
Origin of sea rover
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for sea rover
He is a man fit to carry my drinking-horn, the horn of a sea-rover and a sword-swinger.Viking Tales
The hero sails away again in “Ellida,” and becomes a sea-rover.The Standard Cantatas
George P. Upton
In the beginning Bjarni Heriulfson the sea-rover, after many years came home to Iceland to drink wassail in his father's house.Days of the Discoverers
The son, too, seems to have had no great love for a sea-rover's profession.
In no department of meteorology has fiction adhered so closely to the facts as in the sea-rover accounts of the hurricane.Reading the Weather
Thomas Morris Longstreth