raider

Definitions of raider
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n someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

Synonyms:
despoiler, freebooter, looter, pillager, plunderer, spoiler
Examples:
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Khayr ad-Din
Barbary pirate (died in 1546)
Jean Laffite
French pirate who aided the United States in the War of 1812 and received an official pardon for his crimes (1780-1826)
Sir Henry Morgan
a Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688)
Bartholomew Roberts
a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)
Edward Thatch
an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
Types:
buccaneer, pirate, sea robber, sea rover
someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
Barbary pirate, corsair
a pirate along the Barbary Coast
sea king
a Viking pirate chief
Type of:
stealer, thief
a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

n a corporate investor who intends to take over a company by buying a controlling interest in its stock and installing new management

Type of:
corporate investor
a company that invests in (acquires control of) other companies

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