Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who smuggles things.
  • n. A vessel employed in smuggling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who smuggles.
  • n. A vessel employed in smuggling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who smuggles; one who imports or exports secretly and contrary to law either contraband goods or dutiable goods without paying the customs; also, in Scotland, an illicit distiller.
  • n. A vessel employed in smuggling goods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who imports or exports without paying duties

Etymologies

From smuggle + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I spread my cloak upon a builder's stone, and made her sit there; she would have kept her hold upon me, for she still shook with the late affronts; but I wanted to think clear, disengaged myself, and paced to and fro before her, in the manner of what we call a smuggler's walk, belabouring my brains for any remedy.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • He also pardoned the head of Occidental Petroleum after that man made large contributions to the RNC and sent a convicted heroin smuggler back to Afganistan in the middle of the night before he left the Whitehouse.

    Think Progress » Bush Falsely Claims Consistency on Leak Investigation

  • The word smuggler arouses in the mind the figure of a bold and desperate mariner searching the coast for a signal that all is safe to land his cargo.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • I hope you will realize that the French smuggler is responsible for what I may ever say or do in Toronto.

    By-Products of Empire

  • The objective of the Latin American smuggler is to get as much tonnage as possible from Colombia, Peru and Bolivia to the lucrative American market and avoid interdictions by authorities along the way.

    Stratfor -

  • A U.S. official said the strike had killed Abu Ghadiy, whom he identified as a smuggler of fighters to al Qaeda in Iraq.

    Assyrian International News Agency

  • a nuclear smuggler is made a “major non-NATO ally”

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » How to Spot a Dictatorship

  • They tell the kids to say the smuggler is a relative otherwise risk deportation.

    Craig and Marc Kielburger: Lost and Found in Transit

  • They think that this provides more credibility to their case, the fact that he has admitted to being a repeat drug smuggler, which is completely contrary to the way he was portrayed by the government during the trial, Lou.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008

  • In fact the area just over there is known as smuggler's gulch.

    CNN Transcript Oct 21, 2007

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