gun·​point | \ ˈgən-ˌpȯint \

Definition of gunpoint

: the muzzle of a gun
at gunpoint
: under a threat of death by being shot

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Police say Hovan robbed a 62-year-old woman at gunpoint on Wednesday along the 6000 block of Kendall Drive in South Miami. Monique O. Madan, miamiherald, "He pistol-whipped a 62-year-old, cops say, then was jailed on rape and kidnapping charges," 5 July 2018 Neal was arrested at gunpoint in Inglewood on Monday. Fox News, "3 charged in Los Angeles kidnapping of 'Halloween' actress, actor," 4 July 2018 The cases include Roy William Reed, 24, of Memphis who investigators said robbed two tourists at gunpoint on Ocean Drive with help from his look out, Ashley Brooks, 25 also of Memphis. Johnny Diaz,, "Feds clamping down on criminals who target Miami Beach tourists," 14 June 2018 Police received it not long after two young women, ages 19 and 15, reported that a stranger had abducted them at gunpoint on Allston Way in Berkeley and forced them to drive around before raping and robbing them on a dead-end street. Melody Gutierrez, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘This was preventable’: Victim asks how Berkeley police could ignore rape evidence," 23 May 2018 Hughes and Rendell Brown were accused of beating and robbing a woman at gunpoint in her driveway on Newcomb Boulevard on Sept. 20, 2014. Heather Nolan,, "Jury finds man not guilty in 2014 murder of Domino's driver," 17 May 2018 Houston police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Kingwood T-Mobile store at gunpoint on March 3, tying two employees with zip-ties while the third opened the safe. Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle, "T-Mobile voice, data service down in Houston," 8 May 2018 Cleveland police were searching for two men who robbed a KFC at gunpoint on Sunday just before 11 a.m. The men walked into fast food restaurant in the 17000 block of Lakeshore Boulevard wearing hoodies. Justin Madden,, "Cleveland city councilman requests more police after KFC robbery," 10 Apr. 2018 Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday, having a £100,000 watch taken by a masked man on a motorbike wielding a gun., "Former Crystal Palace Chairman Simon Jordan Has £100,000 Watch Stolen in Gunpoint Robbery," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gunpoint

1951, in the meaning defined above

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