Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of marooner in English:
- They took also a Vessel of Marooners that belonged to the Bay and carried to Campeche Town, where they erected a mighty Gallows, and threaten to hang them all.
- Just then, as ill luck would have it, came in the Winchelsea man-of-war, by way of visit, which put the marooners into such a surprise that they set fire to the ship and sloop and fled ashore to the woods.
- 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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