Definition of Highwayman

1. Noun. A holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it.

Exact synonyms: Highjacker, Hijacker, Road Agent
Specialized synonyms: Footpad, Padder
Generic synonyms: Holdup Man, Stickup Man
Specialized synonyms: Dick Turpin, Turpin
Derivative terms: Highjack, Hijack



Definition of Highwayman

1. n. One who robs on the public road; a highway robber.

Definition of Highwayman

1. Noun. (historical) A person usually mounted on horseback who robbed travellers on public roads. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Highwayman

1. [n HIGHWAYMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Highwayman

highted
highth
highths
highting
hightop
hightops
hights
highty-tighty
highwater
highwaters
highway
highway engineer
highway robbery
highway system
highwayless
highwayman (current term)
highwaymen
highways
highwaywoman
highwaywomen
highwire
highwire walker
highwires
highwrought
higre
higres
hijab
hijabed
hijabista
hijabistas

Literary usage of Highwayman

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1. Collected Poems by Alfred Noyes (1913)
"\J THE highwayman PART ONE I THE wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, ..."

2. An Introduction to Poetry by Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty (1922)
"Noyes's best ballad is probably "The highwayman," which, like all good poems, gains immensely from being read aloud. THE highwayman FART ONE The wind was a ..."

3. Poems by Alfred Noyes, Hamilton Wright Mabie (1906)
"THE highwayman PABT ONE i THE wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, The road was a ..."

4. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"Little boy shot the highwayman. Shot him in the face. Shot him in the face ? " On which the youthful Pr-nces graciously looked towards me, ..."

5. One Hundred Narrative Poems edited by George E. Teter (1918)
"95 THE highwayman ALFRED NOYES PART ONE i The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, The moon was a ghostly galleon 1 tossed upon cloudy seas ..."

6. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman (1767)
"... is more honourable than that of an highwayman. Who the followers of this ... of a GV;rf/«7w»-highwayman. W . .T - <? NUMB. ", rc ;. ..."

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