Definition of “highwayman” - English Dictionary

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“highwayman” in British English

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highwaymannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhaɪ.weɪ.mən/ 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

(Definition of “highwayman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)