American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To trade (something) in the black market.
- adj. Traded on the black market.
- adj. Contraband, bootleg or smuggled.
- v. intransitive To participate in a black market.
- v. transitive To sell in a black market.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. distributed or sold illicitly.
- adj. distributed or sold illicitly
“When Cities of Salt was initially published in Arabic, black-market copies were selling in Riyadh for nearly $200.”
“With his various shady connections and through a series of illegal payoffs, Siegel obtained black-market building materials at low enough prices for construction to resume on the Flamingo.”
“Gadhafi's retribution prepared to escape across the border to Egypt, the black-market exchange rate for the Libyan dinar in rebel-held areas plummeted to as low as 1.80 against the dollar, compared with 1.25 two weeks earlier and some 1.50 last week.”
“Their aim is to somehow debunk the common-sense fact that legal sourcing erodes the black-market profits of organized crime.”
“She was soon stealing pots, dishes, utensils, fruit, a flat-screen TV that "fell off an outrigger canoe," black-market human hearts.”
“District Court in Greenbelt with participating in a scheme to distribute black-market alcohol and cigarettes.”
“Late last year, the corruption probe led to the arrests of seven people, including two Prince George's police officers, in the scheme to distribute black-market alcohol and cigarettes.”
“Federal officials have said the case against the Johnsons' is part of a broader corruption investigation that also led to the Nov. 15 arrests of seven people, including two Prince George's County police officers, in an alleged scheme to distribute black-market alcohol and cigarettes.”
“Two are listed by name: Leslie Johnson and liquor store owner Amrik Melhi, who was charged in November in a scheme to distribute black-market alcohol and cigarettes.”
“Years later, when I was working in Warsaw and I got to know about black-market records, I gave my mother replacements of all her worn-out Tony Gardner albums, including that one I scratched.”
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