Informal a Treasury Department revenue agent, esp. one concerned with halting illegal alcohol distilling and bootlegging
- Informal A government agent in charge of collecting revenue, especially one responsible for halting the unlawful distilling or bootlegging of alcohol.
- A lightly armed motorboat used by revenuers.
- This term is especially associated with the efforts of the IRS to prevent illegal production and distribution of alcohol during the period of Prohibition in the U.S.