Definition of ravin in US English:

ravin

noun

archaic
  • Violent seizure of prey or property; plunder.

    • ‘And like as they spring all from one root, so tend they all to one end: idly to live by rape and ravin, devouring the fruit of other men's labours.’
    plundering, plunder, looting, pillaging, robbing, robbery, raiding, ravaging, sacking, sack, ransacking, devastation, laying waste, wreckage, destruction, damage
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French ravine, from Latin rapina ‘pillage’ (see rapine).

Pronunciation

ravin

/ˈravən/