gunrunning

[ guhn-ruhn-ing ]
/ ˈgʌnˌrʌn ɪŋ /

noun

the smuggling of guns or other ammunition into a country.

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Origin of gunrunning

First recorded in 1880–85; gun1 + running

OTHER WORDS FROM gunrunning

gunrunner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gunrunning

gunrunning
/ (ˈɡʌnˌrʌnɪŋ) /

noun

the smuggling of guns and ammunition or other weapons of war into a country

Derived forms of gunrunning

gunrunner, noun
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