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raider

[rey-der] /ˈreɪ dər/
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
1860-1865
1860-65; raid + -er1
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  • The umbers are thus used to fighting wildling raiders from the north.
  • He also claimed that they hid in their boltholes to escape detection by raiders.
  • The island has been visited by various raiders and trading peoples over the years.
  • The usmc commandos were known collectively as marine raiders.
Word Origin and History for raiders

raider

n.

1863, agent noun from raid (v.). A word from the American Civil War.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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