n. the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment [syn: prohibition]
Usage examples of "prohibition era".
The main duty of the Crime and Bomb Squad was to combat the organized and growing mobs of the Prohibition era Detroit underworld.
Indeed, the only major use of codes and ciphers by criminals came during the American Prohibition era in the 1920s and early 1930s.
George relates a story that he claims to be autobiographical, about a trip to a gin mill (saloon) during the Prohibition era, when he was a teenager.
The Australian, who had suffered fireworks in the face, had blisters and burns on his cheeks, while his partner-in-crime, who looked to be of African descent, had a bloody nose where Roberta had forcibly introduced him to the history of the Prohibition era.
Roberta had forcibly introduced him to the history of the Prohibition era.
And he told her about the Prohibition era and how the bootleggers used to bring contraband booze up the creek until two highways and a dam ended its career.