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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pri·va·teer /ˌpraɪvəˈtɪr/
 私有武裝船,私掠船

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pri·va·teer n.
 1. An armed private vessel which bears the commission of the sovereign power to cruise against the enemy. See Letters of marque, under Marque.
 2. The commander of a privateer.
    Kidd soon threw off the character of a privateer and became a pirate.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pri·va·teer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Privateered p. pr. & vb. n. Privateering.] To cruise in a privateer.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 privateer
      n 1: an officer or crew member of a privateer [syn: privateersman]
      2: a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the
         commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation