sea rover meaning

sea rover meaning
Definitions of sea rover
  1. noun

    someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation

    synonyms:
    buccaneer, pirate, sea robber

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    Jean Laffite

    French pirate who aided the United States in the War of 1812 and received an official pardon for his crimes (1780-1826)
    Sir Henry Morgan

    a Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688)
    Bartholomew Roberts

    a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)
    Edward Thatch

    an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Khayr ad-Din

    Barbary pirate (died in 1546)

    types:

    Barbary pirate, corsair

    a pirate along the Barbary Coast
    sea king

    a Viking pirate chief

    type of:

    despoiler, freebooter, looter, pillager, plunderer, raider, spoiler

    someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
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