William,1754–1817, British naval officer: captain of H.M.S. Bounty, the crew of which mutinied 1789. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bligh

Contemporary Examples of bligh

  • Dillinger is the country boy gone wrong, and Hoover is another prissy remake of Captain Bligh as delivered by Charles Laughton.

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    How Public Enemies Kills Its Gangsters

    Stanley Crouch

    July 5, 2009

Historical Examples of bligh

  • One boat voyage only is recorded as being longer than Bligh's.

  • This must have brought him very near the latitude of Bligh's passage.

  • In the passage to Otaheite, Captain Bligh had several disturbances with his men.

  • Captain Bligh stamped with his foot and turned round when he heard this.

    Hurricane Hurry

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The order was given sternly, for the boatswain was known to be friendly to Bligh.

    The Lonely Island

    R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for bligh



William . 1754–1817, British admiral; Governor of New South Wales (1806–9), deposed by the New South Wales Corps: as a captain, commander of H.M.S. Bounty when the crew mutinied in 1789
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