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  1. privateer

    • IPA[ˌprʌɪvəˈtɪə]

    英式

    • n.
      an armed ship owned and crewed by private individuals holding a government commission and authorized for use in war, especially in the capture of merchant shipping;a commander or crew member of a privateer, often regarded as a pirate
    • noun: privateer, plural noun: privateers

    • 釋義
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. an armed ship owned and crewed by private individuals holding a government commission and authorized for use in war, especially in the capture of merchant shipping:

      she was captured by a French 44-gun privateer

    • 2. a commander or crew member of a privateer, often regarded as a pirate:

      Francis Drake disliked other privateers poaching prizes he regarded as his own

    • 3. an advocate or exponent of private enterprise:

      it may be instructive to compare the supposedly wasteful public sector with the supposedly lean privateers

    • 4. a competitor who races as a private individual rather than as a member of a team:

      he finished top privateer in the world championships

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    • IPA[ˌprīvəˈtir]

    美式

    • n.
      an armed ship owned and officered by private individuals holding a government commission and authorized for use in war, especially in the capture of enemy merchant shipping.
    • v.
      engage in the activities of a privateer.

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