AskDefine | Define rioter

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rioter n : troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peace; someone who rises up against the constituted authority

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Noun

  1. One who riots; part of the unruly violent crowd causing a riot.
    The rioters had erected a makeshift barricade and were pelting the police with rocks from behind it.

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