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

Definition of mutineer

: one that mutinies

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the mutineers were captured after they turned to piracy on the open seas
Recent Examples on the Web 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., "This day in history," 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, "Four things you should know about mutinies," 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, "Alone in a Crowded Milky Way," 1 Jan. 2020 But as mixed martial arts have bulled into the mainstream, Diaz remains a reliable mutineer. John Branch, New York Times, "U.F.C. Needs an Antihero: Nate Diaz Returns Just in Time," 15 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of mutineer

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Mutineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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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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