Definition of Cateran

1. n. A Highland robber: a kind of irregular soldier.



Definition of Cateran

1. Noun. (historical) A Highlander working as a professional fighter; a mercenary attached to a Scottish clan. ¹

2. Noun. A freebooter, marauder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cateran

1. a brigand [n -S] - See also: brigand

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cateran

catenating
catenation
catenations
catenative
catenative verb
catenin
catenins
catenoid
catenoids
catenulate
cater
cater-corner
cater-cornered
cater-cousin
cater-cousins
cateran (current term)
caterans
catercorner
catercornered
catered
caterer
caterers
cateress
cateresses
cateries
catering
catermaul
catermauled
catermauling
catermauls

Literary usage of Cateran

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1. A History of Aberdeen and Banff by William Watt (1900)
""THE SCOTTISH VANDYCK" —DESCRIPTION OF THE CITY OF ABERDEEN — THE DARKER SIDE OF THE PICTURE — POVERTY AND MENDICANCY — cateran IRRUPTIONS—TUMULTS OF ..."

2. The History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays in Angus and Mearns by Andrew Jervise (1882)
"... yett—Age of castle—To check the cateran—Unsettled state of the glen—A refuge for the Bruce- Cairns on the Rowan—Mines of Glenesk. ..."

3. A Yachtsman's Holidays; Or, Cruising in the West Highlands by John Inglis (1879)
"It is admitted that an occasional Highland cateran disguised as a landlord does make rather much of the shortness of his season and his remoteness from ..."

4. Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of Tasmania by Tasmania Supreme Court, William Joshua Tilley Stops, Herbert Nicholls (1907)
"Thomas Keating, the racehorse cateran for the sum of 100 1900 guineas, payable as follows :—Acceptance for 70 guineas due 4th KEATING March, 1896, ..."

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