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Definition of pirate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(especially in the past) a person on a ship that attacks other ships at sea in order to steal from them a pirate ship
  2. 2(often used as an adjective) a person who makes illegal copies of DVDs, computer programs, books, etc., in order to sell them a pirate edition software pirates
  3. 3(often used as an adjective) a person or an organization that broadcasts illegally a pirate radio station see also piracy
  4. NAmE//paɪˈræt̮ɪkl//
    , NAmE//pəˈræt̮ɪkl//
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pirate

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