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Night rider   /naɪt rˈaɪdər/   Listen
Night rider

noun
1.
Member of a secret mounted band in United States South after the American Civil War; committed acts of intimidation and revenge.  Synonym: nightrider.






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"Night rider" Quotes from Famous Books



... Agriculturally, socially, politically, we have gone wrong, and but for the American sense of humor the State would be in a just, nation-wide contempt. The Ku-Klux, the burning of toll-gates, the Goebel troubles, and the night rider are all links in the same chain of lawlessness, and but for the first the others might not have been. But we are, in spite of all this, a law-abiding people, and the old manhood of the State is still here. Don't forget that—THE ...
— The Heart Of The Hills • John Fox, Jr.



Words linked to "Night rider" :   assaulter, aggressor, nightrider, assailant, attacker



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