Definition of highwayman in English:

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highwayman

Pronunciation: /ˈhīˌwāmən/

noun (plural highwaymen)

historical
A man, typically on horseback, who held up travelers at gunpoint in order to rob them.
Example sentences
  • Eighteenth century playwrights and novelists often made their hero a criminal, a highwayman or confidence trickster.
  • At first glance, the highwaymen and payroll robbers of early twentieth-century Chicago seem cool, deliberate, and calculated.
  • The two had met on the road a few months before, and shared some adventures involving various bands of brigands and highwaymen.

Words that rhyme with highwayman

highwaymen

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Syllabification: high·way·man

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