gunrunner

noun
gun·​run·​ner | \ ˈgən-ˌrə-nər How to pronounce gunrunner (audio) \

Definition of gunrunner

: one that traffics in contraband arms and ammunition

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gunrunning \ ˈgən-​ˌrə-​niŋ How to pronounce gunrunning (audio) \ noun

Examples of gunrunner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That deal was engineered by an Iranian-American gunrunner with ties to the CIA who was not named in the U.S. court documents. Jon Gambrell, Anchorage Daily News, "Federal prosecutors say former Alaskan laundered nearly $1 billion for Iran through United Arab Emirates," 4 June 2020 Alan O'Neill, known for playing Irish gunrunner Hugh on FX's Sons of Anarchy, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "'Sons of Anarchy' actor Alan O'Neill dies at 47," 7 June 2018 Mitchum appeared as Eddie Coyle—who also goes by Eddie Fingers—a soon-to-be-incarcerated Boston gunrunner compelled to work with the authorities as a squealer. Peter Tonguette, WSJ, "The Versatile Robert Mitchum," 31 July 2017 Azima, a gunrunner later tied to the CIA and the Iran-Contra scandal of the Reagan administration, was never prosecuted. Jon Gambrell, Jack Gillum And Jeff Horwitz, kansascity, "Links to KC businessman, CIA gunrunner lead to firing of Wall Street Journal reporter," 21 June 2017 Azima, a gunrunner later tied to the CIA and the Iran-Contra scandal of the Reagan administration, was never prosecuted. Jon Gambrell, Jack Gillum And Jeff Horwitz, kansascity, "Links to KC businessman, CIA gunrunner lead to firing of Wall Street Journal reporter," 21 June 2017 Azima, a gunrunner later tied to the CIA and the Iran-Contra scandal of the Reagan administration, was never prosecuted. Jon Gambrell, Jack Gillum And Jeff Horwitz, kansascity, "Links to KC businessman, CIA gunrunner lead to firing of Wall Street Journal reporter," 21 June 2017 Investigators have followed an array of leads and suspects — mobsters, Irish gunrunners, local thieves and even a Hollywood screenwriter. Mike Corder, The Seattle Times, "Dutch sleuth hopes for breakthrough in biggest US art heist," 27 June 2017 Azima, a gunrunner later tied to the CIA and the Iran-Contra scandal of the Reagan administration, was never prosecuted. Jon Gambrell, Jack Gillum And Jeff Horwitz, kansascity.com, "Links to KC businessman, CIA gunrunner lead to firing of Wall Street Journal reporter," 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of gunrunner

1899, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2020

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“Gunrunner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gunrunner. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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