Definition of gunrunning in English:

gunrunning

noun

  • See gunrunner

    • ‘Organized crime is involved in extortion, kidnaping, murder, fixing bids for public works, and gunrunning.’
    • ‘There are pirates and sex, gunrunning and smuggling, and sailors who talk like sailors.’
    • ‘Some of those weapons no doubt moved to Western Europe, where Albanian gangsters are heavily involved in gunrunning.’
    • ‘These connected crimes include corruption of state officials, forgery, use of fraud to obtain false certificates, blackmail, gunrunning, drug trafficking and money laundering.’
    • ‘We hear time and time again that the funds for terrorist operations come from anywhere possible, and that drug-running, gunrunning, and those sorts of illicit activities are always a good source of revenue for terrorists.’

Pronunciation

gunrunning

/ˈɡʌnrʌnɪŋ/