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

Examples of mutineer in a Sentence

the mutineers were captured after they turned to piracy on the open seas
Recent Examples on the Web Wayne and the Pennsylvania Line finally began their march on May 26 with roughly 800 men, passing the site of the mutineers’ execution as a stark reminder. John Laycock, Baltimore Sun, 11 May 2024 For a leader who painstakingly crafted a reputation as the arbiter of order, Putin looked detached and indecisive as Prigozhin’s ragtag mutineers made their way up the road to Moscow. William J. Burns, Foreign Affairs, 30 Jan. 2024 Biden can put this rebellion down by adopting yet another Republican position: let the mutineers go. Noah Rothman, National Review, 15 Dec. 2023 The latter is exactly why the Bounty mutineers and a handful of Tahitians in their party chose to settle here in 1790; so they couldn't be easily invaded by the British Navy. Scott Laird, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Nov. 2023 See all Example Sentences for mutineer 

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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 20 Jul. 2024.

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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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