Roberdsman
Roberdsman Rob"erds*man, Robertsman Rob"erts*man, n.; pl. {-men}. (Old Statutes of Eng.) A bold, stout robber, or night thief; -- said to be so called from Robin Hood. [1913 Webster]

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  • roberdsman — ˈräbə(r)dzmən noun (plural roberdsmen) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Middle English roberdesman, robertesman, probably from Robertes (gen. of the name Robert, probably considered an appropriate fictitious name for a robber because of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • roberdsman — rob·erds·man …   English syllables

  • -men — Roberdsman Rob erds*man, Robertsman Rob erts*man, n.; pl. { men}. (Old Statutes of Eng.) A bold, stout robber, or night thief; said to be so called from Robin Hood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Robertsman — Roberdsman Rob erds*man, Robertsman Rob erts*man, n.; pl. { men}. (Old Statutes of Eng.) A bold, stout robber, or night thief; said to be so called from Robin Hood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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