mu·​ti·​neer ˌmyü-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce mutineer (audio)
: one that mutinies

Example Sentences

the mutineers were captured after they turned to piracy on the open seas
Recent Examples on the Web Ox sonic mutineer Andrew Broder turned their live duo appearances into a toolkit-emptying, 36-minute electronic mash-up that predictably defies genres but not expectations. Star Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021 In 1687, French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, the first European to navigate the length of the Mississippi River, was murdered by mutineers in present-day Texas., 19 Mar. 2020 As Singh does for coups in his book, Dwyer describes in hers a mutineers’ playbook, detailing the tactics mutineers commonly use to communicate their grievances. Kim Yi Dionne, Washington Post, 15 June 2018 On the 15th of January in 1790, nine mutineers from HMS Bounty, 18 people from Tahiti and one baby arrived on Pitcairn Island—one of the most isolated habitable places on the planet. Caleb Scharf, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2020 But as mixed martial arts have bulled into the mainstream, Diaz remains a reliable mutineer. John Branch, New York Times, 15 Aug. 2019 Then the African slaves burned down the mutineers' housing and went to live with Native Americans in the area. al, 23 Aug. 2019 Richard Hughes’ deft, surprising (based on a true story!) High Wind in Jamaica, with its pint-sized pirate ship mutineers is just about the best thing ever. Alison Fields, Longreads, 25 July 2019 Today Pitcairn remains one of the last outposts of the British Empire that the mutineers had sought to escape. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mutineer was in 1603

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“Mutineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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mu·​ti·​neer ˌmyüt-ᵊn-ˈi(ə)r How to pronounce mutineer (audio)
: a person who is guilty of mutiny

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