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1. Moonlight.
2. Informal Foolish talk or thought; nonsense.
3. Illegally distilled liquor, especially whiskey. Also called regionally white lightning.
intr.v. moon·shined, moon·shin·ing, moon·shines
To distill and sell liquor illegally.

moon′shin′er n.


(Brewing) US and Canadian a person who illegally makes or smuggles distilled spirits


(ˈmunˌʃaɪ nər)

n. Informal.
a person who distills or sells liquor, esp. corn liquor, illegally.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moonshiner - someone who makes or sells illegal liquormoonshiner - 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


[ˈmuːnʃaɪnəʳ] N (US)
1. (= distiller) → fabricante mf de licor ilegal
2. (= smuggler) → contrabandista mf
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The private distiller or moonshiner, call him which you will, was a wise and cautious man and had the habit of burying his surplus stock.
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Next comes the Heads, made up of compounds like acetone and acetaldehyde; these might technically be potable (as many a hungover moonshiner could testify) but they are better saved as starter for later distillation.
"I talked to one old moonshiner and he said his dad put onions on the hot still to camouflage the smell."
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The old world way of life, with wild ginseng hunting, mule logging, horses, mules and wagon riding, professional coon hunting, and yes, even the fine art of moonshiner is also a part of his heritage.
"Borrowing" a confiscated still from the junkyard where she works, she enlists the help of two friends and an experienced moonshiner, Mason Malone.