mu·​ti·​neer | \ˌmyü-tə-ˈnir \

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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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 Time for all of the mutineers to lay down their cudgels. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Arsène Wenger Will Leave Arsenal, Proudly but Imperfectly," 20 Apr. 2018 Soon enough, the high-foreheaded mutineer is lashed to a fence, snarling madly like all the other post-death humans in this plague smitten afterworld. Steve Johnson,, "Negan cleans house: 5 thoughts recapping the season's next-to-last 'Walking Dead' episode," 9 Apr. 2018 Evans, a farmer and local actor on the island who plays the role of Fletcher Christian, is an eighth-generation Islander and a descendent of the Bounty mutineers who first settled on Pitcairn island and then moved to Norfolk. Fox News, "Norfolk Islanders capture bronze medal on Aussie mainland," 8 Apr. 2018 In 1687, French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle — the first European to navigate the length of the Mississippi River — was killed by mutineers in present-day Texas., "This day in history," 19 Mar. 2018 Prospective mutineers tend not to follow orders so well. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Chelsea Spins Its Wheels in a Cycle of Its Own Making," 5 Mar. 2018 Notoriously, many of the Batavia’s other passengers were murdered by mutineers after the ship ran aground on Morning Reef near Beacon Island. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Archaeologists Discover New Mass Grave From Notorious Shipwreck," 7 Dec. 2017 New York real estate investors are giving GOP bundlers lectures about personal responsibility; and a few cosmopolitan elites are even crawling into bed with Steve Bannon’s merry mutineers. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "The GOP Donor Class Is a Pack of Ungrateful Brats," 5 Oct. 2017

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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 \

Kids Definition of mutineer

: a person who takes part in a mutiny

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to express warning or disapproval

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