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highwayman

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.weɪ.mən/ (plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   )
in the past, a man on a horse and carrying a gun who stopped people travelling on public roads and stole from them
Translations of “highwayman”
in Chinese (Traditional) (過去騎馬持槍的)攔路搶劫的強盜…
in Chinese (Simplified) (过去骑马持枪的)拦路抢劫的强盗…
(Definition of highwayman from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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