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English definition of “pirate”

pirate

noun [C] (SHIPS)    /ˈpaɪ.rət/ US  /ˈpaɪr.ət/
B1 a person who sails in a ship and attacks other ships in order to steal from themMiscellaneous criminals piratical     /paɪˈræt.ɪ.kəl/ US  /-ˈræt̬-/ adjective formal
(Definition of pirate noun (SHIPS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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