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marooner

Line breaks: ma|roon¦er
Pronunciation: /məˈruːnə
 
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Definition of marooner in English:

noun

rare
A pirate.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 17th century: from the practice by pirates of marooning their victims on a desert island.

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