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
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 gunman or gunmen fired between eight to 10 rounds into the home, striking a man and woman who were inside.
Two U.S. officials identified the gunman as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois.
The gunman was dressed in a UPS uniform, the police said.
The police had infiltrated the building and were exchanging fire with the gunman.
All five of the shooting victims — including one who was also a gunman — were hospitalized with serious injuries, but have since been released from the hospital, police said.
Mr. Demings said there was no indication that the gunman had ties to any terrorist or subversive organizations.
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First Known Use of gunman
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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