Definition of looter in US English:



  • See loot

    • ‘Too often those efforts have been thwarted by criminals and looters - literally stealing copper cable from power lines.’
    • ‘Bandits and looters continue to bring down pylons carrying high voltage cables out in the desert road.’
    • ‘In other districts, vigilantes set up roadblocks and patrolled neighbourhoods to deter thieves and looters.’
    • ‘My family completely lost its home, and all its contents to looters and pillagers.’
    • ‘Hospitals, struggling to care for casualties, have been hit by looters stealing equipment, medicines and even beds.’