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gunrunning

[guhn-ruhn-ing]
noun
  1. the smuggling of guns or other ammunition into a country.
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Origin of gunrunning

First recorded in 1880–85; gun1 + running
Related formsgun·run·ner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gunrunning

gunrunning

noun
  1. the smuggling of guns and ammunition or other weapons of war into a country
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Derived Formsgunrunner, noun
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