Privateersman Pri`va*teers"man (pr[imac]`v[.a]*t[=e]rz"man), n.; pl. {Privateersmen} (pr[imac]`v[.a]*t[=e]rz"men). An officer or seaman of a privateer. [1913 Webster]

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