1. a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade
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How To Use blockade-runner In A Sentence

  • At sea the crusaders maintained a naval blockade, breached by daring blockade-runners or professional swimmers who delivered messages to the besieged garrison. Times, Sunday Times
  • Suddenly Upham's mementoes started working their way South, carried by Union soldiers on the march and blockade-runners on the prowl. Just Like the Real Thing
  • The "highflyer," as the second lieutenant called her every time he alluded to the blockade-runner, and the two pursuers, occupied the three angles of a triangle. A Victorious Union
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