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[roi-ter; Dutch rœi-tuhr]
  1. Mi·chel A·dri·aans·soon de [Dutch mi-khuh l ah-dree-ahn-soon duh] /Dutch ˈmɪ xəl ˌɑ driˈɑn sun də/, 1607–76, Dutch admiral.
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Historical Examples

  • The tilt caught on part of the waggon to which Ruyter belonged.

    The Settler and the Savage

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • “They should be here by this time,” said Ruyter, in Dutch, to one of the men at his side.

  • “I tell you, Ruyter, it is in vain to join with the Kafirs,” said Orpin.

  • This action on the iris has been studied by Ruyter, Donders, and von Graefe.

  • The steamship 'Ruyter' came in yesterday, and sails tomorrow in the course of the day.

British Dictionary definitions for ruyter


  1. Michiel Adriaanszoon de (miːˈxiːl ˌaːdriˈaːnsun də). 1607–76, Dutch admiral, noted for actions in the Anglo-Dutch wars in 1652–53, 1665–67, 1672, and 1673, when he prevented an Anglo-French invasion
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