1A vessel that runs or attempts to run into or out of a blockaded port.
- After two unsuccessful attempts to use Confederate money to book passage to Europe on a blockade runner out of Wilmington, North Carolina, Garidel realized that he was trapped in Richmond.
- The Denbigh was the last blockade runner between Havana and Mobile to escape.
- Blockades of enemy ports during war time tend to develop that peculiar kind of person and ship, the blockade runners.
2The owner, master, or one of the crew of a blockade runner.
- Merchants, mercenaries, pirates, blockade runners, and all sorts of travelers come through Nerlack Lunar Base daily, slipping unnoticed onboard a ship will not be difficult.
- CenSec had to deal with everything - petty criminals, paramilitaries, and investigative work, and on occasion - pirates and blockade runners.
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Syllabification: block·ade run·ner
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