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pirate

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpaɪrət/
IT, LAW a person or organization that makes illegal copies of software, films, recordings, etc., to sell them at much cheaper prices: Copyright laws have introduced tough new sentences for software pirates. In order to deal with the pirate industry, technology has had to be supplemented by legislation. pirate CD/DVD/software pirate movies/music/goods pirate copy/download
TRANSPORT a person who attacks ships to steal from them: The pirates attempted to board the oil tanker.
pirate radio station a radio station that broadcasts illegally: Several pirate radio stations were run by the rebel fighters.
(Definition of pirate noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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