Mar·tín A·lon·zo [mahr-teenah-lawn-thaw], /mɑrˈtin ɑˈlɔn θɔ/, c1440–93?, and his brother, Vi·cen·te Yá·ñez [bee-then-te -yah-nyeth], /biˈθɛn tɛ ˈyɑ nyɛθ/, c1460–1524?, Spanish navigators with Christopher Columbus.
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How to use Pinzón in a sentence
Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon blasted the FARC, which had pledged to stop kidnapping for financial gain in February 2012.
Among the listeners were the brothers Pinzon (peen-thn), experienced seamen from the neighboring port of Palos (pahls).The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
Columbus soon learned that her rudder was out of order; and although Pinzon tried to mend it, his vessel could not sail fast.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
The conduct of Admiral Pinzon decidedly did not tend to allay any anxiety on the part of the Republicans.South America | W. H. Koebel
Among these was Martin Alonzo Pinzon, the head of a family of wealthy and experienced navigators.Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Pinzon now proposed that they should steer south-west, but Columbus persisted in keeping a westerly course.Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
British Dictionary definitions for Pinzón
Martín Alonzo (marˈtin aˈlɔnθo). ?1440–93, Spanish navigator, who commanded the Pinta on Columbus' first expedition (1492–93), which he abandoned in a vain attempt to be the first to arrive back in Spain
his brother, Vicente Yáñez (biˈθente ˈjaɲɛθ). ?1460–?1524, Spanish navigator, who commanded the Niña on Columbus' first expedition (1492–93)
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