American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who takes part in a mutiny.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One guilty of mutiny; especially, a person in military or naval service (either in a man-of-war or in a merchant vessel) who openly resists the authority of his officers, or attempts to subvert their authority or in any way to overthrow due subordination and discipline.
- To mutiny; play a mutinous part.
- n. someone who participates in mutiny
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One guilty of mutiny.
- n. someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
- From mutiny + -eer (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete French mutinier, from Old French mutin, rebellious; see mutiny. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The mutineer was the bowsman of the mate, and when fast to”
“The president of the mutineers -- fancy calling a mutineer a president!”
“The mutineer was the bowsman of the mate, and when fast to a fish, it was his duty to sit next him, while”
“The mutineer was the bowsman of the mate, and when fast to a fish, it was his duty to sit next him, while Radney stood up with his lance in the prow, and haul in or slacken the line, at the word of command.”
“The very scrupulosity which made Nottingham a mutineer was a security that he would never be a traitor, ”
“Many of those present had seen him throughout that day of blood, at the head of his decimated squadron, with the guidon held aloft above every foe; to them that tall, slender form standing there, with a calm, weary dignity, that had nothing of the passion of the mutinous or the consciousness of the criminal in its serene repose, had shed upon it the luster of a heroism that made them ready almost to weep like women that the death of a mutineer should be the sole answer given by France to the savior of her honor.”
“Yet curiously enough, the same firm voice, and the same firm manner, and a "mutineer," though this time a man instead of a horse, was effective here.”
“I disarmed them immediately, and the vakeel having written a discharge for the fifteen men present, I wrote upon each paper the word "mutineer" above my signature.”
“The discharge was made out, when upon each paper Mr Baker wrote the word "mutineer" above his signature.”
“Caroline Flint, the only remotely attractive one out of the lot of them, will probably be the next 'mutineer', predicts 'Quentin' insightfully.”
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