block·​ade-run·​ner blä-ˈkād-ˌrə-nər How to pronounce blockade-runner (audio)
: a ship or person that runs through a blockade
blockade-running noun

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blockade-runner was in 1861

Dictionary Entries Near blockade-runner

Cite this Entry

“Blockade-runner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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