blockade-runner
noun Date: 1862 a ship or person that runs through a blockadeblockade-running noun

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  • blockade runner — ☆ blockade runner n. a ship or person that tries to go through or past a blockade * * * …   Universalium

  • blockade runner — ☆ blockade runner n. a ship or person that tries to go through or past a blockade …   English World dictionary

  • Blockade runner — A blockade runner is a term applied to ships used to evade a naval blockade of a harbor or strait, as opposed to confronting the blockaders to break the blockade. Very often blockade running is done in order to transport cargo, for example to… …   Wikipedia

  • blockade-runner — blockade running, n. /blo kayd run euhr/, n. a ship or person that passes through a blockade. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • blockade-runner — blockade′ run ner n. mil a ship or person that passes through a blockade • Etymology: 1860–65 block•ade′ run ning, n …   From formal English to slang

  • blockade runner — noun A vehicle, mainly refering to a naval one, with the purpose to bring cargo across a military blockade …   Wiktionary

  • blockade-runner — noun a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade • Hypernyms: ↑ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blockade Runner Badge — or the Badge for Blockade Runners ( de. Abzeichen für Blockadebrecher) is a German military decoration awarded for service on warships or merchant vessels (also allied) that attempted to break through the British sea blockade of Germany.… …   Wikipedia

  • CSS Florida (blockade runner) — For other ships named Florida , see CSS Florida . The Confederate blockade runner CSS Florida , built at Greenpoint, New York in 1859, was thrice considered for a gunboat before she became one. Contrary to previous interpretation of the official… …   Wikipedia

  • Blockade — For other uses, see Blockade (disambiguation). An action during the British fleet s blockade of the French port of Toulon between 1810 and 1814, depicted by Thomas Luny …   Wikipedia

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