Definition of moonshiner in English:

moonshiner

noun

informal
  • An illicit distiller or smuggler of liquor.

    • ‘They relish telling stories about moonshiners, smugglers, and contraband runners who successfully fool and evade federal agents.’
    • ‘There is, of course, the town drunk, Otis, who acquires bootleg liquor from various moonshiners in that dry county on a regular basis and regularly celebrates the anniversary of his first drink.’
    • ‘Later I discovered he had been a bootlegger and moonshiner during prohibition and had gone to live on the mountain to flee a gang who thought he owed them money.’
    • ‘The road ends at Upper Killeyan, but it is worth walking the last mile to the coast, once the favourite haunt of smugglers and moonshiners.’
    • ‘During Prohibition, John remembered, ‘most moonshiners were respectable people.’’

Pronunciation

moonshiner

/ˈmo͞onˌSHīnər/