Definition of piratical in US English:



  • See pirate

    • ‘American directors (such as Raoul Walsh) sported piratical eye-patches and had difficulty with rolling tobacco.’
    • ‘Napster thus couldn't plead ignorance of its users' piratical pastimes.’
    • ‘But not just any ship, it needed to be fast enough to sail the seas undetected and yet fearsome enough to do justice to my stalwart piratical persona.’
    • ‘Bronwyn is tall, blonde, willowy, already a great beauty, while Ian is darkly bearded, almost piratical.’
    • ‘In those years the industry faced a piratical threat more serious than any before or - until recently - since.’