from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To make, sell, or transport (alcoholic liquor) for sale illegally.
- intransitive verb To produce, distribute, or sell without permission or illegally.
- intransitive verb To engage in the bootlegging of alcoholic liquor or another product.
- intransitive verb To attach a transmitter to a dish antenna, creating an uplink via which a signal is sent to a satellite without the knowledge of the satellite's owner.
- intransitive verb Football To fake a hand-off, conceal the ball on the hip, and roll out in order to pass or especially to rush around the end. Used of a quarterback.
- noun A product, especially alcoholic liquor, that is illicitly produced, distributed, or sold.
- noun The part of a boot above the instep.
- noun Football A play in which the quarterback bootlegs.
- adjective Produced, sold, or transported illegally.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The part of a boot above the upper; leather cut out for the leg of a boot.
- noun One of the levers connected with the winding mechanism of a spinning-mule: so named from its shape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- verb to sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol.
- verb to produce alcohol illegally.
- adjective distributed or sold illicitly; especially, imported illegally.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive to
make, transportand/or sell illegal alcoholic liquor
- verb transitive to make, transport and/or sell an illegal
versionor copyof a copyright product
- verb intransitive to engage in
- noun The part of a
bootthat is above the instep
- noun An
illegallyproduced, transported or sold product; contraband
- noun American football A play in which the quarterback
fakesa handoff, conceals the ball against his hip, and rolls out.
- adjective illegally produced, transported or sold;
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol
- verb produce or distribute illegally
- noun whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
- adjective distributed or sold illicitly
- noun the part of a boot above the instep
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
For the sake of sanity, radio shows and other broadcasts are lumped in with "bootlegs" -- the term bootleg is taken to be anything not released by the band on one of its official record companies.
No way a bootleg is gong to capture the energy of that show.
Since there has never been an official home entertainment release, this rarely-seen work has turned up in bootleg versions.
Three cigarette commercials have been circulating in bootleg channels for years.
Piracy, as in bootleg sales of CD ` s and DVD ` s.
The film is among the most conspicuous titles in bootleg circulation, so Cher fans will have no problems tracking it down.
He was sometimes a hard man, something born perhaps of working during the Depression on what are known as bootleg pits - unlicensed coal mines where he often, with a couple of his brothers, would work eight hours with a pick and shovel, then spend eight more hours guarding piles of coal they had mined from desperate and hungry thieves.
By the way, I'm happy to announce to those lazy bastards who haven't bought seats, that if they go to the foyer or the shop next to the theater, we are putting out the official bootleg, which is me singing all the Spamalot demos, which will be out for a few weeks before the cast album is available.
He finally understood the excitement he had witnessed as a child when the "bootleg" seminars were being held in the family's home.
De Vos was famous around Berkeley for what he labeled his free-wheeling extra-curricular "bootleg" seminars-which he held in the little WWII vintage green bungalow across from Kroeber Hall-as well as in his gracious Berkeley Hills home.