from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The criminal offense of intentionally and secretively bringing an item into a country without declaring it to customs officials and paying the associated duties or taxes, or of bringing a prohibited item into a country.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The offense of carrying, or causing to be carried, across the boundary of a nation or district, goods which are dutiable, without either paying the duties or allowing the goods to be subjected to the revenue laws; or the like carrying of goods the transit of which is prohibited.

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

  • verb Present participle of smuggle.
  • noun An act of smuggling.

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

  • noun secretly importing prohibited goods or goods on which duty is due


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