contraband: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kon'tru-band"), [key]
- anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported.
- goods imported or exported illegally.
- illegal or prohibited trade; smuggling.
- (during the American Civil War) a black slave who escaped to or was brought within the Union lines.
- prohibited from export or import.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.