blockade-runner

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block·ade-run·ner

(blŏ-kād′rŭn′ər)
n.
One that penetrates or evades a blockade.

block·ade′-run′ning n.

blockade′-run`ner



n.
a ship or person that passes through a blockade.
[1860–65]
block•ade′-run`ning, n.
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Noun1.blockade-runner - a ship that runs through or around a naval blockadeblockade-runner - a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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Tales of Canadian blacks who shared in prize money from capturing blockade-running Confederate schooners provide fascinating lore that will pique the interest of general readers and historians alike.
2) It was a merchant vessel, used for blockade-running and operated by the North German Lloyd Line.
Not surprisingly, entrepreneurs in the blockade-running business were immediately and thoroughly discouraged from further runs.
After bloody fighting north of Richmond, Grant surprised Lee by quickly moving his entire army across the James River to threaten Petersburg, a vital rail link to the blockade-running port of Wilmington, North Carolina, and the rest of the Confederacy.
As newer and faster vessels joined the blockading squadrons, an increasing volume of blockade-running vessels appeared in federal prize courts.
Israel relaxed its restrictions in June in the wake of its raid to halt a blockade-running flotilla from reaching Gaza in a military operation that killed nine activists and drew widespread international condemnation.
5m Palestinians to weaken Hamas, followed an Israeli raid on a blockade-running flotilla in which nine Turkish activists died.
5 million Palestinians to weaken Hamas, followed an Israeli raid on a blockade-running flotilla in which nine Turkish activists died.
The activists from Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa were processed in and around Israel's port of Ashdod, where the six ships of the blockade-running convoy had been escorted after a raid on a Turkish-flagged vessel left nine people dead.
Some 700 activists, many Turks but including Israelis and Palestinians as well as Americans and many Europeans -- among them politicians, a Jewish Holocaust survivor and Swedish author -- were processed in and around Israel's port of Ashdod, where the six ships of the blockade-running convoy had been escorted.
They were most popular in work that required speed and manoeuvrability - privateering, slaving, blockade-running and offshore fishing.
The result is a close description the blockade and blockade-running from Galveston to western Louisiana, the coast of Texas, and ports in Alabama and Florida.