gunman

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noun gun·man \ˈgən-mən\

Definition of gunman

  1. 1 :  a man armed with a gun; especially :  a professional killer

  2. 2 :  a man noted for speed or skill in handling a gun

Examples of gunman in a Sentence

  1. They were shot by an unknown gunman.

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First Known Use of gunman

1624


GUNMAN Defined for English Language Learners

gunman

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noun

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

gunman

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noun gun·man \ˈgən-mən\

Definition of gunman for Students

plural

gunmen

\-mən\
  1. :  a criminal armed with a gun


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