What is another word for privateersman?

Pronunciation: [pɹˌa͡ɪvətˈi͡əzmən] (IPA)

The term "privateersman" refers to a sailor who is authorized by a government to attack and capture enemy ships during wartime. Some possible synonyms for "privateersman" could be "corsair", "buccaneer", "privateer", "pirate", "raider", "filibuster", or "freebooter". Each of these words conveys a similar idea of someone engaging in seafaring activities that involve seizing enemy ships and their cargo for personal gain or for the benefit of a government or a cause. The differences between these terms may be in their historical connotations or in the level of legitimacy or illegality attached to the activities they describe.

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What are the hypernyms for Privateersman?

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Usage examples for Privateersman

Out of such conditions, and out of the wars which the Napoleonic plague forced upon the world, sprung the practise of privateering; and while it is the purpose of this book to tell the story of the American merchant sailor only, it could not be complete without some account, however brief, of the American privateersman.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors"
Willis J. Abbot
In our colonial times, and in the earlier days of the nation, to be a famous privateersman, or to have had a hand in fitting out a successful privateer, was no mean passport to fame and fortune.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors"
Willis J. Abbot
How great were the profits accruing to a privateersman in a "run of luck" might be illustrated by two facts set forth by Maclay, whose "History of American Privateers" is the chief authority on the subject.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors"
Willis J. Abbot

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