Definition of mutineer in English:

mutineer

Syllabification: mu·ti·neer
Pronunciation: /ˌmyo͞otnˈi(ə)r
 
/

noun

  • A person, especially a soldier or sailor, who rebels or refuses to obey the orders of a person in authority.
    More example sentences
    • Or they were acting on their own authority, in which case they are the equivalent of mutineers, deserters, or traitors in the field.
    • Her mission had started two years previously when she left Britain with orders to arrest the mutineers.
    • The first Europeans to spy its jagged, jungle-clad peaks and encircling reef were the mutineers of HMS Bounty.

Origin

early 17th century: from French mutinier, from mutin 'rebellious', from muete 'movement', based on Latin movere 'to move'.

More definitions of mutineer

Definition of mutineer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw