Rob"ber (?), n.
One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person of another by violence or by putting him in fear.
Some roving robber calling to his fellows.
Syn. -- Thief; depredator; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; rifler; brigang; freebooter; pirate. See Thief.
Robber crab. Zool. (a) A purse crab. (b) Any hermit crab. -- Robber fly. Zool. Same as Hornet fly, under Hornet. -- Robber gull Zool., a jager gull.
© Webster 1913.