bootlegging


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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.

bootlegging

The making, carrying, and selling of illegal goods, notably alcohol during Prohibition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bootlegging - the act of making or transporting alcoholic liquor for sale illegallybootlegging - the act of making or transporting alcoholic liquor for sale illegally; "the Prohibition amendment made bootlegging profitable"
marketing, merchandising, selling - the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
2.bootlegging - the act of selling illegally or without permission; "the bootlegging of videotapes is common in Asia"
marketing, merchandising, selling - the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
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