Variant of pirate
- a person who practices piracy; esp., a robber of ships on the high seas
- a ship used by pirates in attacking other vessels
- one who engages in the illegal recording, transmission, or reception of radio or TV broadcasts
Origin: Middle English from Classical Latin pirata from Glassical Greek peiratēs from peirān, to attempt, attack from Indo-European base an unverified form per-, to bring through, penetrate from source fare
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