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  1. contraband

    • IPA[ˈkäntrəˌband]

    美式

    • n.
      goods that have been imported or exported illegally;trade in smuggled goods
    • adj.
      imported or exported illegally, either in defiance of a total ban or without payment of duty;relating to traffic in illegal goods
    • noun: contraband, plural noun: contrabands of war

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. goods that have been imported or exported illegally the police looked for drugs, guns, and other contraband
    • trade in smuggled goods the government has declared a nationwide war on contraband
    • goods forbidden to be supplied by neutrals to those engaged in war.
    • (during the US Civil War) a black slave who escaped or was transported across Union lines.

    形容詞

    • 1. imported or exported illegally, either in defiance of a total ban or without payment of duty contraband drug shipments
    • relating to traffic in illegal goods the contraband market
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    • IPA[ˈkɒntrəband]

    英式

    • n.
      goods that have been imported or exported illegally: customs men had searched the carriages for contraband
    • adj.
      imported or exported illegally, either in defiance of a total ban or without payment of duty: contraband brandy

    Oxford Dictionary