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marooner Line breaks: ma|roon¦er
Pronunciation: /məˈruːnə/

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Definition of marooner in English:


A pirate.
Example sentences
  • 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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