Definition of moonraker in English:
1 dialect A native of the county of Wiltshire.
[With reference to the Wiltshire story of men caught raking a pond for kegs of smuggled brandy, who feigned madness to fool the revenue men, by saying they were raking out the moon]
- The legend of the Wiltshire moonrakers is well known.
- If you're born and bred in the county, you can rightfully claim to be a 'Moonraker'.
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