Buccaneer

Meaning: A pirate, originally off the Spanish-American coasts. A daring, adventurous, and sometimes reckless person, especially in business.

Synonyms: Pirate, spoiler, corsair, freebooter, rover, rifler, viking, looter, marauder, pillager, plunderer, raider.

In Hindi: जलदस्यु,  समुद्री डाकू

Use: Towards the close of the century the buccaneers extended their activity to the Pacific, but naturally added little to general knowledge.

The English names of the individual islands were probably given by buccaneers, for whom the group formed a convenient retreat.

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