Kidd definition by Webster's New World
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Kidd, Captain (William) 1645?-1701; Brit. privateer & pirate, born in Scotland: hanged
Kidd definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, William Known as “Captain Kidd.” 1645?-1701.
British sea captain who turned to piracy after being hired to protect British ships in the Indian Ocean (1696). His cruelty and undiscovered buried treasure, although unsubstantiated, remain legendary.