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 national police chief said the gunman apparently barged into a room at the 5th floor of the Maxims hotel connected to the mall and casino, laid on the bed, blanketed himself, doused himself with gasoline then set himself on fire.
The male, whose age was not known, was sitting in a vehicle when he was approached by a gunman who opened fire.
MANILA, Philippines — Metropolitan Manila police chief says 36 people suffocated in a casino-hotel complex from smoke set off by gunman.
Surveillance video showed the car the gunmen arrived in idling nearby before Millares headed to the bank.
About 40-50 gunmen were still holed up in two buildings in Marawi's business district, Ano said.
Separately, two police officers were shot and killed in Kandarhar by unknown gunmen late Friday, said Samim Khpolwak, spokesman for the provincial governor.
Police believe the same gunmen also shot another man a block away.
In 2004, Boom learns, 400 Roma men, women and children were rounded up by masked gunmen in the middle of the night, trucked to a large cave and then, according to a lone survivor, buried alive.
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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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