raider

[rey-der]
noun
1.
a person or thing that raids.
2.
a commando, ranger, or the like, specially trained to participate in military raids.
3.
a light, fast warship, aircraft, etc., used in such a raid.
4.
a person who seizes control of a company, as by secretly buying stock and gathering proxies.
5.
Informal. a person who works within an organization for the purpose of gathering evidence of wrongdoing.

Origin:
1860–65; raid + -er1

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raid (reɪd)
 
n
1.  a sudden surprise attack: an air raid
2.  a surprise visit by police searching for criminals or illicit goods: a fraud-squad raid
 
vb
3.  to make a raid against (a person, thing, etc)
4.  to sneak into (a place) in order to take something, steal, etc: raiding the larder
 
[C15: Scottish dialect, from Old English rād military expedition; see road]
 
'raider
 
n

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The searchlight beams on the right had picked up an enemy raider.
Raider fans who are worried about their team's new franchise quarterback can actually feel optimistic.
The raider commander himself led a patrol to survey the scene and carry out the demolition of military stores and installations.
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