night riding

nightrider

[nahyt-rahy-der]
noun
one of a band of mounted men, especially in the southern U.S. during Reconstruction, who committed nocturnal acts of violence and intimidation against blacks and black sympathizers.

Origin:
1875–80; night + rider

nightriding, noun
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nightrider (ˈnaɪtˌraɪdə)
 
n
a member of a band of mounted and usually masked White people in the southern US who carried out acts of revenge and intimidation at night after the Civil War
 
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