(noun) a member of an armed gang of robbers
Source: WordNet® 3.1
dacoit (plural dacoits)
(chiefly, India) A bandit or armed robber, especially in India, Pakistan, Myanmar, and the surrounding region.
dacoit (third-person singular simple present dacoits, present participle dacoiting, simple past and past participle dacoited)
(chiefly, India) To commit armed robbery.
Da*coit" (da*koit"), n. [Hind. dsakait, dsakayat.]
Definition: One of a class of robbers, in India, who act in gangs.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition