raider

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raider (plural raiders)

  1. One who engages in a raid; a plunderer.
  2. (business) A person who takes or attempts to take control of a firm against the will of current management by purchasing a controlling interest of stock and acquiring proxies.
  3. (military) A special forces operative; a commando.
  4. (military, naval) A warship which is light, maneuverable, and fast-moving.
  5. (informal) A person who uncovers evidence of improper behavior within governmental or private organizations.

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