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Rob"ber (?), n.

One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person of another by violence or by putting him in fear.

Some roving robber calling to his fellows. Milton.

Syn. -- Thief; depredator; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; rifler; brigang; freebooter; pirate. See Thief.

Robber crab. Zool. (a) A purse crab. (b) Any hermit crab. -- Robber fly. Zool. Same as Hornet fly, under Hornet. -- Robber gull Zool., a jager gull.


© Webster 1913.

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