mu·​ti·​neer | \ ˌmyü-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce mutineer (audio) \

Definition of mutineer

: one that mutinies

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Examples of mutineer in a Sentence

the mutineers were captured after they turned to piracy on the open seas

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Then the African slaves burned down the mutineers' housing and went to live with Native Americans in the area. al, "Slaves arrived in America, and Alabama, years before 1619," 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, "On, In, or Near the Sea: A Book List," 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, "Exploring Polynesia's Islands by Cruise," 28 June 2019 That door is smashed in, actually, when a band of mutineers take an axe to the door of the prince’s cabin. James Sullivan,, "A deep dive into the tale of Pericles," 13 June 2019 Reserved for cowards, mutineers, and the like, decimation in Antony’s world meant removal of a tenth. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Why 'Moon Shot' Has No Place in the 21st Century," 16 July 2019 Story aligned with Marshall in personal-liberty cases and wrote a prudently narrow opinion in the famous Amistad case, freeing the African mutineers based on Spanish law and domestic treaty obligations rather than on principles of natural law. Marc M. Arkin, WSJ, "‘Supreme Injustice’ Review: The High Court and Slavery," 18 Jan. 2019 He and the other mutineers then demanded an end to government corruption and other irregularities. Jim Gomez, Fox News, "Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal," 6 Sep. 2018 In 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson, his son, and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers aboard the Discovery., "This day in history," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of mutineer

1603, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mutineer

: a person who is involved in a mutiny


mu·​ti·​neer | \ ˌmyü-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce mutineer (audio) \

Kids Definition of mutineer

: a person who takes part in a mutiny

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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