smuggler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n smuggler someone who imports or exports without paying duties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Smuggler A vessel employed in smuggling.
    • Smuggler One who smuggles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n smuggler One who smuggles; one who imports or exports secretly and contrary to law either contraband goods or dutiable goods without paying the customs; also, in Scotland, an illicit distiller.
    • n smuggler A vessel employed in smuggling goods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Smuggler one who smuggles: a vessel used in smuggling
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low Ger. smuggeln, cog. with Ger. schmuggeln; Dut. smuigen, to eat secretly.

Usage

In literature:

They are inveterate poachers, and the more industrious of them are habitual smugglers.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
Those Yarmouth men are great smugglers, there's no doubt about it.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
I thought you would never have finished with those odious smugglers.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Nevertheless, it requires that smugglers should be good seamen, smart active fellows, and keen-witted, or they can do nothing.
"The Three Cutters" by Captain Frederick Marryat
He says, that if once clear, the smugglers would put him on the other side of the water.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
At the barking of the dog the smugglers backed water to step their way.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
Smugglers bring guns to we, an' pooder.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
Without uttering a word the smugglers sauntered towards the mound, assuming a careless air, as though they were passing that way by chance.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
Not many years ago the hovellers were notorious smugglers.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
THE SMUGGLERS ARE "TREATED" TO GIN AND ASTONISHMENT.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
The fellow was only a smuggler.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
Then I met with a smuggler, who asked me if I wanted to buy cigars.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
Smugglers were amply provided with Dutch papers.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
I was well acquainted with Alexander Davidson, the notorious poacher and smuggler.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
She was the Pioneer of Casa-an once commanded by a famous old smuggler named Baronovich.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
Then the five Liberty Boys suddenly dashed up and leaped upon the smugglers or Tories, whichever they were.
"The Liberty Boys Running the Blockade" by Harry Moore
You seem to have an idea, lieutenant, that we are smugglers.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Small look-out was being kept to-night, however, on the smuggler.
"As We Sweep Through The Deep" by Gordon Stables
Low pedlars; also those women who assist smugglers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
You do not mean to say, man alive, that you have turned smuggler now!
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
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In poetry:

Her tender nerves confess'd a shock,
To hear a sudden gun!
A smuggler's vessel from the rock,
She now perceives to run.
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
GRANDMOTHER.
Well, well, children!
But you've heard all my stories. Let me see,--
Did I never tell you how the smuggler murdered
The woman down at Pill?
"English Eclogues II - The Grandmother's Tale" by Robert Southey
And his best friend General Vang Pao
Ran the Meo army like a sacred cow
Helicopter smugglers filled Long Cheng's bars
In Xieng Quang province on the Plain of Jars
"CIA Dope Calypso" by Allen Ginsberg
To be drowned or be shot
Is our natural lot,
Why should we, moreover, be hanged in the end—-
After all our great pains
For to dangle in chains
As though we were smugglers, not poor honest men?
"Poor Honest Men" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Drug and human smugglers make the trek across the Rio Grande each year .
A pursuit through the streets of Mission ended violently yesterday morning after authorities exchanged fire with two suspected smugglers.
Police chased the vehicle for miles dodging several bundles of marijuana that were thrown out by the smugglers.
Using cannon, smugglers shoot marijuana into U.S. Opposition activist discusses life in Syria.
Fatal incident reflects new boldness among offshore smugglers.
Ramp jump ends with smuggler's jeep stuck on border fence .
Smugglers Flocking to US Bringing Endangered Species.
Fast and Furious Link to NM Border Town Smugglers.
Africa smuggler swallowed 220 gems .
A memorial service was held in San Pedro on Saturday afternoon for a US Coast Guardsman who died in a confrontation with suspected drug smugglers.
Troopers are regularly involved in high-speed pursuits, often chasing drug smugglers into the river and back to Mexico.
Stopping drug smugglers on the ground is one thing.
Africa smuggler swallowed 220 gems.
Desperate Smuggler Puts Own Child's Life in Danger.
The alleged smugglers knew her routine — where she lived, where she worked.
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