Definition of ladrone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ləˈdrəʊn/


A highwayman or pirate in Spain or Spanish America.
Example sentences
  • I am conscious of the need for caution but have not allowed for the determination of Peru's ladrones.
  • Through the financial district, every bank bore graffiti labelling them ladrones.
  • He mentions having seen a Ladrone with his sword drawn and dripping with blood, engaged in pursuit of a villager.


Spanish ladrón 'robber', from Latin latro(n-).

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