Definition of highwayman in English:


Syllabification: high·way·man
Pronunciation: /ˈhīˌwāmən

noun (plural highwaymen)

  • A man, typically on horseback, who held up travelers at gunpoint in order to rob them.
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    • 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.

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