sea rover
noun Date: circa 1580 one that roves the sea; specifically pirate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sea rover — Sea rov er One that cruises or roves the sea for plunder; a sea robber; a pirate; also, a piratical vessel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea rover — n. a pirate or a pirate ship …   English World dictionary

  • sea rover — noun someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation • Syn: ↑pirate, ↑buccaneer, ↑sea robber • Derivationally related forms: ↑buccaneer (for: ↑buccaneer), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea rover — noun a) A herring. The turning of your ship into a sea rover would have made the entire ocean a scene of outrage, rapine, and murder. b) One who roams about the ocean much of the time. It was a ridiculous scheme, both as to the force which was to …   Wiktionary

  • sea rover — sea′ rov er n. 1) a pirate 2) naut. navig. a pirate ship • Etymology: 1570–80 sea′ rov ing, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • sea rover — sea roving, adj., n. 1. a pirate. 2. a pirate ship. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea rover — Synonyms and related words: AB, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Blackbeard, Captain Hook, Captain Kidd, Dylan, Flying Dutchman, Henry Morgan, Jean Lafitte, Neptune, OD, Poseidon, Varuna, able seaman, able bodied seaman, air pirate, airplane hijacker,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sea rover — n. buccaneer, pirate; person who commits sea robbery; pirate ship; person travels greatly by sea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea-rover — n. See sea robber …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea rover — /ˈsi roʊvə/ (say see rohvuh) noun 1. a pirate. 2. a pirate ship …   Australian English dictionary

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