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  1. Mar·tín A·lon·zo [mahr-teen ah-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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Historical Examples of pinzon

  • While on the coast of Cuba, Pinzon, the commander of the Pinta, deserted him.

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • Pinzon, as we have said, did not know about the sudden rising of the tide.

  • This was in 1540, many years, as you see, after Pinzon and Cabral had anchored at the mouth.

  • Pinzon anchored in the mouth of the river, and found the natives peaceful.

  • It may be of interest to know what befell Pinzon after he left the mouth of the Amazon.

British Dictionary definitions for pinzon


  1. 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
  2. his brother, Vicente Yáñez (biˈθente ˈjaɲɛθ). ?1460–?1524, Spanish navigator, who commanded the Niña on Columbus' first expedition (1492–93)
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