A sudden sense of liking--almost of love--sprang up in his heart towards this freebooter.
It was nothing—only the quip of a witty fellow, descendant of a Spanish freebooter.
They were placed among pagans, whose occupations were divided between those of the shepherd and the freebooter.
Nor was the freebooter's conversation more in accord with his surroundings.
They thought that his purpose was merely that of a freebooter.
True, the law said it was his, but the law did not mean to reward the freebooter; yet that is exactly what it did.
Bill Saxby scolded the buccaneer for his careless speech but the old man had been a freebooter too long to be easily tamed.
He was a freebooter with most of the virtues and vices of his kind.
On his return one of his vessels was captured by the Dutch freebooter Spillberg.
He had the Viking spirit, and he burnt with a freebooter's passion for the sea.
1560s, loan-translation of Dutch vrijbuiter "plunderer, robber," from vrijbuiten "to rob, plunder," from vrijbuit "plunder," literally "free booty," from vrij "free" + buit "booty," from buiten "to exchange or plunder," from Middle Dutch buten, related to Middle Low German bute "exchange" (see booty). Cf. filibuster. The back-formed verb freeboot is recorded from 1590s.