Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of marooner in English:
- The Marooners who escaped carried their wanton ravages to other parts of the world.
- There was hardly a creek or stream or point of land along our coast where fabulous treasures were not said to have been hidden by this worthy marooner.
- Jones gave a long story to the High Court of the Admiralty in 1723 that explained how he eventually came to be a marooner.
Mid 17th century: from the practice by pirates of marooning their victims on a desert island.
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