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Pirate vs. Swashbuckler — What's the Difference?

Pirate vs. Swashbuckler — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Pirate and Swashbuckler

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Pirate

One who commits or practices piracy at sea.
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Swashbuckler

A swashbuckler is a genre of European adventure literature that focuses on a heroic protagonist stock character who is skilled in swordplay, acrobatics, guile and chivalrous ideals. A 'swashbuckler' protagonist is heroic, daring, and idealistic: he rescues damsels in distress, protects the downtrodden, and uses duels to defend his honor or that of a lady or to avenge a comrade.
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Pirate

One who makes use of or reproduces the work of another without authorization.
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Swashbuckler

A flamboyant swordsman or adventurer.
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Pirate

One who illegally intercepts or uses radio or television signals, especially one who operates an illegal television or radio station.
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Swashbuckler

A sword-wielding ruffian or bully.
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Pirate

To attack and rob (a ship at sea).
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Swashbuckler

A dramatic or literary work dealing with a swashbuckler.
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Pirate

To take (something) by piracy.
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Swashbuckler

A swordsman or fencer who engages in showy or extravagant sword play.
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Pirate

To make use of or reproduce (another's work) without authorization.
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Swashbuckler

A daring adventurer.
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Pirate

To act as a pirate; practice piracy.
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Swashbuckler

A kind of period adventure story with flashy action and lighthearted tone.
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Pirate

A criminal who plunders at sea; commonly attacking merchant vessels, though often pillaging port towns.
You should be cautious due to the Somali pirates.
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Swashbuckler

A bully or braggadocio; a swaggering, boastful fellow; a swaggerer.
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Pirate

An armed ship or vessel that sails for the purpose of plundering other vessels.
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Swashbuckler

A reckless impetuous irresponsible person
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Pirate

(by extension) One who breaks intellectual property laws by reproducing protected works without permission.
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Pirate

(ornithology) A bird which practises kleptoparasitism.
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Pirate

A kind of marble in children's games.
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Pirate

(transitive) To appropriate by piracy; to plunder at sea.
They pirated the tanker and sailed to a port where they could sell the ship and cargo.
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Pirate

To create and/or sell an unauthorized copy of.
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Pirate

To knowingly obtain an unauthorized copy of.
Not willing to pay full price for the computer game, Heidi pirated a copy.
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Pirate

(intransitive) To engage in piracy.
He pirated in the Atlantic for years before becoming a privateer for the Queen.
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Pirate

To entice an employee to switch from a competing company to one's own.
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Pirate

Illegally imitated or reproduced, said of a trademarked product or copyrighted work, or of the counterfeit itself.
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Pirate

A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on the high seas; especially, one who makes it his business to cruise for robbery or plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in a harbor.
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Pirate

An armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on the high seas.
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Pirate

One who infringes the law of copyright, or publishes the work of an author without permission.
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Pirate

To play the pirate; to practice robbery on the high seas.
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Pirate

To publish, as books or writings, without the permission of the author.
They advertised they would pirate his edition.
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Pirate

Someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
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Pirate

Someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
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Pirate

A ship manned by pirates
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Pirate

Copy illegally; of published material
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Pirate

Take arbitrarily or by force;
The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami
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