American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that penetrates or evades a blockade.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person or a vessel engaged in the business of running a blockade.
- n. a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade
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“Matthew Yglesias: the blockade-runner of left-wing blogging!”
“Historians think it was a blockade-runner during the civil war.”
“As you also know, a class action lawsuit under the name Save our Trachea (SOT), started by the estate of Lt. Commander Jareen, late officer of the Tantive IV blockade-runner, was filed a number of years ago.”
“A blockade-runner must have come in, because the Germans were well represented.”
“A German blockade-runner, a gray freighter with a tarp over a forward gun, stood off by itself.”
“The only occupants Harry saw at first were German officers from the blockade-runner.”
“In 1861 Laurent St. Jean built a blockade-runner called the _Red Bird_.”
“We were chasing a suspicious looking blockade-runner, a short time after he had his remarkable invitation to dine with the admiral; our engines were moving a little more rapidly than usual; and, Jocko, who was perched on the skylight above, was looking at them with the most intense interest.”
“Was it strange that the people of leaguered Richmond -- that the worn hero starving in the trench at Petersburg -- came to execrate those vampires fattening on their life-blood; came to regard the very name of blockade-runner as a stench and the government that leagued with it as”
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