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gunrunning

[guhn-ruhn-ing] /ˈgʌnˌrʌn ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the smuggling of guns or other ammunition into a country.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; gun1 + running
Related forms
gunrunner, noun
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Examples for gunrunning
  • The term gunrunning brings to mind images of swift boats landing rifles on shadowy and foreign shores.
  • Sets penalties for gunrunning for illegally selling three or more weapons and raises penalty for selling guns on school property.
British Dictionary definitions for gunrunning

gunrunning

/ˈɡʌnˌrʌnɪŋ/
noun
1.
the smuggling of guns and ammunition or other weapons of war into a country
Derived Forms
gunrunner, noun
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