AskDefine | Define marauder

Dictionary Definition

marauder n : someone who attacks in search of booty [syn: predator, vulture, piranha]

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English

Etymology

marault: a vagabond through French.

Noun

  1. Someone who moves about in roving fashion looking for plunder. (e.g. a band of marauders)
  2. A band of outlaws who raids and pillages.
  3. By extension anything which marauds.

Translations

Someone who moves about in roving fashion looking for plunder
A band of outlaws who raids and pillages
By extension anything which marauds

See also

Extensive Definition

A marauder is a member of one of the sides of a war raiding for pillage, or roving around carrying out violent attacks. While "marauder" is most often used in the context of war, there is no clear-cut division between it and "robber", and in many contexts the two can be regarded as synonymous.
Marauder can also mean:

See also

marauder in German: Marodeur
marauder in Spanish: Bandolero
marauder in Japanese: マローダー

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