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Definition of tobyman in English:
noun (plural tobymen)historical
A man who held up travellers at gunpoint in order to rob them; a highwayman.
- Mr. Witherington incontinently fired both pistols point-blank at that scarlet-coated tobyman, but the rascal never so much as flinched under the fire.
- Although his career on the road lasted for less than two years, he made as much noise in the world as any other high tobyman.
- He was a no less distinguished personage than Tom King, a noted Tobyman of his time, who obtained, from his appearance and address, the sobriquet of the 'Gentleman Highwayman'.
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