Definition of Indian Mutiny in US English:

Indian Mutiny

proper noun

  • A revolt of Indians against British rule, 1857–58.

    Also called Sepoy Mutiny

Discontent with British administration resulted in widespread mutinies in British garrison towns, with accompanying massacres of white soldiers and inhabitants. After a series of sieges (most notably that of Lucknow) and battles, the revolt was put down; it was followed by the institution of direct rule by the British Crown in place of the East India Company administration