Definition of mutiny
- The sailors staged a mutiny and took control of the ship.
The mutiny was led by the ship's cook.
The sailors staged a mutiny and took control of the ship.
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First Known Use: 1540See Words from the same year
: a situation in which a group of people (such as sailors or soldiers) refuse to obey orders and try to take control away from the person who commands them
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