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One who takes part in a mutiny.

[Obsolete French mutinier, from Old French mutin, rebellious; see mutiny.]


1. (Military) a person who mutinies
2. (Nautical Terms) a person who mutinies


(ˌmyut nˈɪər)

a person who mutinies.
[1600–10; < Middle French mutinier=mutin mutiny + -ier -ier2; see -eer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutineer - someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)mutineer - someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
freedom fighter, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)


مُتَمَرِّد، عاصٍ


[ˌmjuːtɪˈnɪəʳ] Namotinado m, amotinador m


nMeuterer m, → Meuterin f


[ˌmjuːtɪˈnɪəʳ] nammutinato/a


(ˈmjuːtini) plural ˈmutinies noun
(a) refusal to obey one's senior officers in the navy or other armed services. There has been a mutiny on HMS Tigress; The sailors were found guilty of mutiny.
(of sailors etc) to refuse to obey commands from those in authority. The sailors mutinied because they did not have enough food.
mutiˈneer noun
a person who mutinies.
ˈmutinous adjective
mutinous sailors.
References in classic literature ?
But then the first mate lunged forward upon his face, and at a cry of command from Black Michael the mutineers charged the remaining four.
The second mate's gun had jammed, and so there were but two weapons opposed to the mutineers as they bore down upon the officers, who now started to give back before the infuriated rush of their men.
But now that the work was done the Swede aspired to the position of highest command among the mutineers.
The seeds of discontent were, therefore, already planted in the camp of the mutineers of the Cowrie at the north edge of Jungle Island.
There was nothing left for me but death by starvation or death by the hands of the mutineers.
The two mutineers backed away snarling, their hideous features distorted in rage.
On the contrary, it seemed to her certain that had he not been there she would have perished at the hands of the mutineers and of the French, and that he had exposed himself to terrible and obvious danger to save her, and even more certain was it that he was a man of lofty and noble soul, able to understand her position and her sorrow.
And Romance lured and beckoned before Joan's eyes when she learned he was Christian Young, a Norfolk Islander, but a direct descendant of John Young, one of the original Bounty mutineers.
On the fifth morning three others of the mutineers bolted up into the air from the desperate arms below that sought to restrain them.
Then the mutineers that escaped killed off all the native men.
The incipient mutineer was more outraged than ever, then, at what he denounced as the partiality shown the captain's table over the other tables in the ship.
But we saw the staggering steward offering him a drink; saw the glass flung next instant in the captain's face, the blood running, a pistol drawn, fired without effect, and snatched away by the drunken mutineer.