Definition of blackbirder in English:

blackbirder

noun

Australian historical Nautical
slang
  • 1A person engaged in press-ganging or kidnapping labourers in the south Pacific region for work on the sugar plantations.

  • 2A ship engaged in this trade.

Origin

Late 19th century. From either blackbird or blackbird + -er.

Pronunciation

blackbirder

/ˈblakbəːdə/