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Definition of highwayman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

highwayman

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪweɪmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪweɪmən//
 
(pl. highwaymen
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪweɪmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪweɪmən//
 
)
 
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a man, usually on a horse and carrying a gun, who stole from travellers on public roads in the past Lady Sybil’s coach was held up by highwaymen on the Plymouth road.
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