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boot·leg

 (bo͞ot′lĕg′)
v. boot·legged, boot·leg·ging, boot·legs
v.tr.
1. To make, sell, or transport (alcoholic liquor) for sale illegally.
2. To produce, distribute, or sell without permission or illegally: a clandestine outfit that bootlegs compact discs and tapes.
v.intr.
1. To engage in the bootlegging of alcoholic liquor or another product.
2. 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.
3. 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.
n.
1. A product, especially alcoholic liquor, that is illicitly produced, distributed, or sold.
2. The part of a boot above the instep.
3. Football A play in which the quarterback bootlegs.
adj.
Produced, sold, or transported illegally: bootleg gin; bootleg tapes.

[From a smuggler's practice of carrying liquor in the legs of boots.]

boot′leg′ger n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bootlegger - someone who makes or sells illegal liquorbootlegger - someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

bootlegger

noun
A person who engages in smuggling:
Translations

bootlegger

[ˈbuːtˌlegəʳ] N [of alcohol] → contrabandista mf; [of tapes, recordings] → productor/a m/f de copias pirata

bootlegger

[ˈbuːtlegər] npirate m (qui se livre à l'enregistrement et à la vente de matériel audiovisuel)

bootlegger

[ˈbuːtˌlɛgəʳ] ncontrabbandiere m di alcolici
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