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Definition of "gunrunner" [gunrunner]

  • One that smuggles firearms and ammunition. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gunrunner" in a sentence
  • "William W. Norton, 85, a screenwriter whose post-Hollywood life took a turn as dramatic as the fast-paced action movies he once wrote when he became a gunrunner for rebels in Northern Ireland, died of a heart aneurysm Oct. 1 in Santa Barbara, Calif."
  • "FPW: The name Repairman Jack comes from his gunrunner pal, Abe."
  • "The charges were dropped, and it transpired a witness was a loyalist gunrunner."