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Blockader \Block*ad"er\, n.

  1. One who blockades.

  2. (Naut.) A vessel employed in blockading.


n. 1 A person who blockades 2 A ship used in blockading

Usage examples of "blockader".

At midnight two boat-loads of determined men, rowing with muffled oars moved silently out from the blockader towards the beached vessel.

The blockader that fired that shot must have got a sight at the steamer, and she is still pegging away at her.

Confederate steamer had sensibly increased her speed, and gave no attention whatever to the schooner or the blockader to the westward of her.

She must have chosen this hour of the night to go out, not only on account of the tide, but because the darkness would enable her to get off the coast where a blockader occasionally wandered before the blockade was fully established.

But international law accepted the doctrine of continuous voyage, by which contraband could be taken anywhere on the high seas, provided, of course, that the blockader could prove his case.

Finally, to fill the cup of wrath against her, she had sunk a blockader off the coast of Texas, given the slip to a Union manof-war at the Cape of Good Hope, and kept the Navy guessing her unanswered riddles for two whole years.

All my service so far in blockaders has been in the Gulf, and this will be a tremendous change for me.

It is said, and I suppose it is true, that about every one of the blockaders makes a port at Halifax, the Bermudas, or Nassau, as much to learn the news and obtain a pilot, as to replenish their coal and stores.

He was to cruise outside of the blockaders, and report to the flag-officer when opportunity presented.

He was running away from the two blockaders that were pursuing him, and had beaten them both.

Baskirk had discovered, the leading steamer had three blockaders in chase of her.

Cape Fear River, the early morning had been such as to tempt her to try to make her way through the blockaders to sea.

Probably no blockaders have yet been stationed off the port, and it is a good place to run out cotton.

Presumption becoming proof by further evidence, the doctrine of continuous voyage could be used in favor of the blockaders who stopped the contraband at sea between the neutral ports.

Hesed, of the need to draw off its Shuhr blockaders, and the futility of trying to run that Hesedan blockade alone.