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sea rover

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noun
  1. a pirate.
  2. a pirate ship.
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Origin of sea rover

First recorded in 1570–80
Related formssea-rov·ing, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for sea rover

Historical Examples

  • He is a man fit to carry my drinking-horn, the horn of a sea-rover and a sword-swinger.

    Viking Tales

    Jennie Hall

  • 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.

  • 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