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nightrider

[nahyt-rahy-der] /ˈnaɪtˌraɪ dər/
noun
1.
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
1875-1880
1875-80; night + rider
Related forms
nightriding, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nightrider

nightrider

/ˈnaɪtˌraɪdə/
noun
1.
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
Derived Forms
nightriding, noun
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