Definitions for "Privateer"
An armed private vessel which bears the commission of the sovereign power to cruise against the enemy. See Letters of marque, under Marque.
To cruise in a privateer.
a sailor with a letter of marque from the government granting him permission to raid the ships of enemy countries. Often, the difference between pirate and privateer was merely a question of who had signed the letter of marque.
In motorsport, "privateer" is a general term used to describe any entrants into a racing event that are not factory-backed by an automobile manufacturer.
Keywords:  commander
The commander of a privateer.