Definition for COR'SAIR

COR'SAIR, n. [Fr. corsaire; Sp. corsario, a cruising by a privateer; corsear, to cruise; It. corsare, a pirate, from corso, a course or career, L. cursus, from curro, to run.]

A pirate; one who cruises or scours the ocean, with an armed vessel, without a commission from any prince or state, to seize and plunder merchantmen.

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