gunpoint

noun
gun·​point | \ ˈgən-ˌpȯint How to pronounce gunpoint (audio) \

Definition of gunpoint

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

Examples of gunpoint in a Sentence

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Prosecutor Lynn Deddens wrote in a Facebook post that Vazquez had held multiple people at gunpoint during the attack and robbed three victims. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Vazquez Barbershop and Salon owner arrested after shots fired in Lawrenceburg gentlemen's club," 17 Aug. 2019 When police arrived at the location in Wynne, Kelly had the boys on the ground at gunpoint, according to Memphis TV station WMC. Yesha Callahan, Essence, "White Woman Held Black Teens At Gunpoint During Door-to-Door Fundraising," 16 Aug. 2019 No shots were fired before an off-duty firefighter held Andreychenko at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested him. Time, "Armed Man Arrested at Missouri Walmart Says He Was 'Foolish,' But That His Intentions Were 'Purely Innocent'," 15 Aug. 2019 The teenagers forced the man and woman out of the bedroom at gunpoint and took money from their wallets, Williams said. Dallas News, "Teen kidnappers sexually assaulted woman, shot man after breaking into northwest Dallas home, police say," 14 Aug. 2019 Detectives chasing Nunez-Hernandez saw him throw a gun away before eventually catching him and placing him under arrest at gunpoint. Mitchell Byars, The Denver Post, "Adams County man accused of extorting Boulder County couple with stolen items," 12 Aug. 2019 Thursday marked Kardashian West’s first return to Paris since she was robbed at gunpoint in October 2016 during Paris Fashion Week’s Spring 2017 preview shows. PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Chow Down on Popeyes 'Fresh Off The Plane' From Paris Fashion Week," 22 June 2018 In one, Fritzie Fritzshall describes being taken to a ghetto at gunpoint during Passover, and from there to Auschwitz. New York Times, cleveland.com, "More than 40% of Americans don't know what Auschwitz is, survey finds," 12 Apr. 2018 Oak Park police are searching for a man who robbed a pedestrian at gunpoint during the early hours of Friday morning. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Gunman steals wallet, cash from pedestrian in early-morning robbery in southeast Oak Park: police," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gunpoint

1951, in the meaning defined above

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