Definition of raider in English:


Line breaks: raid¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪdə(r)


1A person who attacks an enemy in their territory; a marauder: Scandinavian raiders put down their roots in Cumbria
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  • Their country's withdrawal of troops from the rebel republic of Chechnya is the key demand of the raiders.
  • The new raiders were even more dangerous than their ninth-century ancestors.
  • In a passage on the war years, he includes the story about the single German air raider firing on the fish shop.
1.1A person who attacks business premises in order to steal: masked raiders burst into the 100-seater restaurant
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  • In the same year, the police sergeant was fatally stabbed by raiders outside a post office in New Addington, Surrey.
  • He declined to give exact details of the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the raiders.
  • On Thursday morning last Ardagh Post Office was broken into by a number of raiders who fled away in the direction of Rathkeale.

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