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Blockade-runner   /blˌɑkˈeɪd-rˈənər/   Listen

A ship that runs through or around a naval blockade.

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"Blockade-runner" Quotes from Famous Books

... Bermuda the blockade had become so close that the owners decided not to make the attempt to run it, and they offered to sell ship and cargo to me at a bargain. I was still unable to buy her, although I knew what a valuable blockade-runner she would be and what a desirable cargo she carried. The owners, of whom there were several, were so anxious to sell her that they importuned me till finally I said: "Well, gentlemen, I can do one thing: I can offer you cotton for your ship and cargo." They jumped ...
— The Supplies for the Confederate Army - How they were obtained in Europe and how paid for. • Caleb Huse

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