highwayman
noun Date: 1649 a thief who robs travelers on a road

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  • Highwayman — Álbum de The Highwaymen Publicación Mayo de 1985 Grabación 1984 Género(s) Country Duración 33:4 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Highwayman — steht für ein US amerikanisch kanadisches Filmdrama aus dem Jahr 2000, siehe The Highwayman eine Action Fernsehserie aus den Jahren 1987/88, siehe Highwayman (Fernsehserie) Siehe auch: Highwaymen Diese Sei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Highwayman — High way man, n.; pl. {Highwaymen}. One who robs on the public road; a highway robber. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Highwayman — (spr. Heiwehmän) von Highway (die Landstraße), früher in England, namentlich in der Nähe von London, vermummte Straßenräuber zu Pferde; zeichneten sich durch kühnen Muth u. eine gewisse Art von Ritterlichkeit aus; vgl. Räuber …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • highwayman — one who travels the highways with intent to rob people (often on horseback and thus contrasted to a footpad), 1640s, from HIGHWAY (Cf. highway) + MAN (Cf. man) …   Etymology dictionary

  • highwayman — ► NOUN historical ▪ a man, typically on horseback, who held up and robbed travellers …   English terms dictionary

  • highwayman — [hī′wā mən] n. pl. highwaymen [hī′wāmən] a man, esp. one on horseback, who formerly robbed travelers on a highway …   English World dictionary

  • Highwayman — The word highwayman is first attested from the year 1617. [Fennor, William: The Counter’s Commonwealth , ed. A. V. Judges in The Elizabethan Underworld , p. 446. George Routledge, 1930. [http://www.outlawsandhighwaymen.com/fennor.htm Online… …   Wikipedia

  • highwayman — UK [ˈhaɪweɪmən] / US [ˈhaɪˌweɪmən] noun [countable] Word forms highwayman : singular highwayman plural highwaymen UK [ˈhaɪweɪmən] / US [ˈhaɪˌweɪmən] a man who in the past stopped people who were travelling on public roads in order to steal things …   English dictionary

  • highwayman —    In She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith, Mrs Hardcastle twice addresses her husband as ‘good Mr Highwayman’, believing him to be a highway robber. In The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame, Ratty reinterprets ‘highwayman’ to mean a… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • highwayman — noun /ˈhaɪˌweɪmən/ A person who robbed travellers on public roads. The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn door. Syn: bandit, road agent, robber See Also: highway robbery …   Wiktionary

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