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/ pinˈθɔn /
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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.Kevin Scott Sutay: Swallowed by the Jungle|Toby Muse|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Among the listeners were the brothers Pinzon (peen-thn), experienced seamen from the neighboring port of Palos (pahls).
Columbus soon learned that her rudder was out of order; and although Pinzon tried to mend it, his vessel could not sail fast.
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.
Pinzon now proposed that they should steer south-west, but Columbus persisted in keeping a westerly course.
British Dictionary definitions for Pinzón
/ (Spanish pinˈθɔn) /
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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