Definition of gunman
1 : a man armed with a gun; especially : a professional killer
2 : a man noted for speed or skill in handling a gun
Examples of gunman in a Sentence
They were shot by an unknown gunman.
Recent Examples of gunman from the Web
The victim told police that two gunmen, one possibly armed with a rifle, stole his car and sped away.
WHEN a Serb gunman shot an Austrian archduke in the summer of 1914, the nations of Europe tumbled into war with all the grace of bowling pins.
Brooks and Lathan said that the threats have been present since before the June 14 shooting in which five people - including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana - were wounded by a lone gunman.
Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the gunman in a car-to-car shooting in Spring Valley, with one victim going to a hospital.
On Tuesday, a helicopter-riding gunman threw grenades at the Supreme Court building in downtown Caracas.
The worker put an undisclosed amount of cash in a bag the gunman was carrying.
The gun lobby had no qualms about issuing a public statement supporting gun rights after the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history by a lone gunman at Pulse nightclub.
The gunman or gunmen fired between eight to 10 rounds into the home, striking a man and woman who were inside.
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GUNMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gunman for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) who uses a gun to shoot someone or to try to shoot someone
GUNMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of gunman for Students
: a criminal armed with a gun
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