[ UK /fɹˈiːbuːtɐ/ ]
- someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
How To Use freebooter In A Sentence
- He could feel a deep dread building that he might be reduced to a penniless freebooter as quickly as he had risen to prominence. RISE OF A MERCHANT PRINCE: BOOK TWO OF THE SERPENTWAR SAGA
- Cantankerous, colorful, and roiled by clashing personalities, this eclectic confederacy of dirtbags, freebooters, and aristocrats represents the crowning ambition of working guides all across America.
- Its first occupation had been by British freebooters, who "squatted" there a very few years after Jamaica fell. The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future
- Free discussion has replaced freebootery; skilled negotiation must replace the skill at arms that formerly won trading empires. Trade: Canada's Lifeblood
- Hence the term ‘filibuster,’ derived from the Spanish filibustero, or freebooter, meaning ‘pirate.’
- It is to be feared that in roving among those shelves in Great Russell-street he showed himself something of a freebooter, taking his "bien" wherever it was to be found; but did not Molière frankly acknowledge the same practice? Birds of Prey
- Powerful merchant companies drove the process forward, and on the outermost fringe or cutting edge of empire, the aggressive initiative often came from a bizarre mixture of adventurers, freebooters, and pirates.
- The occasional fanner or traveler we saw shied away from us, no doubt thinking, True, there are only two of them, but judging from their faces, they2re the advance party for a terrible bunch of freebooters. Virginity
- As a schoolboy I remember the pride with which I hailed Robin Hood, Robert Bruce, and Robert le Diable as my name-fellows; and the feeling of sore disappointment that fell on my heart when I found a freebooter or a general who did not share with me a single one of my numerous praenomina. Lay Morals
- It was the classic behavior of unfettered freebooters, and it ended in the familiar way.