from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which blockades; especially, a vessel employed in blockading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who blockades.
  • noun (Naut.) A vessel employed in blockading.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who blockades
  • noun A ship used in blockading


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  • But the "blockader" recognized Bud and had no fears of his playing informer, so with an amused smile on his bearded face he stepped into sight with a tin cup invitingly out-held.

    A Pagan of the Hills

  • In Kansas with an outgoing Attorney General that hired an arrested and convicted clinic blockader on the state's payroll, and allowed at least one convicted clinic bomber to work in his recent failed re-election bid.

    Hamilton Spectator - Sniper - The True Story of James Kopp

  • Though caught unawares, the blockader made a graceful bow—too graceful, thought Scarlett, trying to analyze it.

    Gone with the Wind

  • The cotton mills of England were standing idle and the workers were starving, and any blockader who could outwit the Yankee fleet could command his own price in Liverpool.

    Gone with the Wind

  • So the ladies felt in duty bound to stretch a point, especially in the case of so intrepid a blockader.

    Gone with the Wind

  • I execrate these vampires who are sucking the lifeblood of the men who follow Robert Lee—these men who are making the very name of blockader a stench in the nostrils of all patriotic men.

    Gone with the Wind

  • It was showered and flounced with cream-colored Chantilly lace that had come from Charleston on the last blockader, and Maybelle was flaunting it as saucily as if she and not the famous Captain Butler had run the blockade.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Not only did the romantic aura of the dashing blockader hang about him but there was also the titillating element of the wicked and the forbidden.

    Gone with the Wind

  • But there are others, scoundrels, who masquerade under the cloak of the blockader for their own selfish gains, and I call down the just wrath and vengeance of an embattled people, fighting in the justest of Causes, on these human vultures who bring in satins and laces when our men are dying for want of quinine, who load their boats with tea and wines when our heroes are writhing for lack of morphia.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Though she was thoroughly aware of his insincerity, she much preferred him in the role of the romantic blockader.

    Gone with the Wind


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