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One that penetrates or evades a blockade.

block·ade′-run′ning n.
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a ship or person that passes through a blockade.
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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John Laird's shipyard built the famous (infamous?) blockade-runner, Alabama, for the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
(25) A vessel without a navicert was treated as a blockade-runner and was subject to seizure.
Last year, Turkey signed onto a reconciliation agreement with Israel, after having severed ties with the Jewish state in 2010, when Israeli soldiers boarded a Turkish blockade-runner attempting to bypass Israel's security blockade on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Captain James Carlin: Anglo-American Blockade-Runner
This was not a historic piece of trivia like the movie-prop blockade-runner spaceship that California-based auctioneers Profiles in History sold for $450,000, or Princess Leia's actual slave costume, which went for $96,000.
Instantly recognizing the sight of a blockade-runner, he gave chase.
He was also Naalin's middleman, fixer, buyer, broker, distributor, marketing manager, blockade-runner, part-time taxi driver and full-time friend.
The requirement does not necessitate interception of every blockade-runner, but sufficient military resources must be committed to render ingress or egress of the blockaded area "dangerous" to vessels attempting breach.
Naval authorities recognized early that the most effective blockade-runner would be a small, shallow drafted, and fast vessel.
"They arrived in the middle of an air raid, but hundreds of people came from their shelters to cheer the blockade-runners", said the reporter.
When civil war threatened in 1861, he stole away to his adopted homeland to captain a successful raider and blockade-runners. In 1867, Maffit returned to Wilmington and the life of a farmer, publishing his story in Nautilus: Or Cruising Under Canvas in 1871.