stuntman

noun
stunt·​man | \ ˈstənt-ˌman How to pronounce stuntman (audio) \

Definition of stuntman

: a man who performs stunts especially : one who doubles for an actor during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes

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People watching the parades in all their color, the stuntmen performing impossible feats, the gaiety, the music, measured their ordinary lives against this enchantment and ran away to join the circus. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "When ‘The Circus’ Came to Town," 4 Oct. 2018 The studio sources also reportedly argued that the child actor's father, who has been a stuntman in the business for a while, was on set and was not offended by the making up of his son. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Seth Rogen slammed for putting child actor in blackface and fat suit to match film's star," 3 Aug. 2018 Following the release of images on Martinez's Instagram, the 31-year-old stuntman denied her accusations. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "'Bachelor' star Leandro Dottavio on leave from stuntman job following harassment allegations," 9 Aug. 2018 Oleson only had a limited number of takes to capture the whole coordinated effort on film, due to the inevitable fatigue of the actors and stuntmen. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Wilson Fisk is back and better than ever in season 3 of Daredevil," 12 Nov. 2018 And then the stuntman meets Brendan Fraser at the end. Zach Baron, GQ, "What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?," 22 Feb. 2018 The rocker hired a stuntman to hilariously reenact his infamous 2015 fall. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Dave Grohl Pranks Swedish Fans With Fake Tumble Off Stage at Foo Fighters Show: Watch," 6 June 2018 Maryland stuntman Travis Pastrana did what few have done before over the weekend. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Maryland man replicates three of Evel Knievel’s iconic motorcycle jumps," 9 July 2018 To honor the legendary stuntman, Pastrana — who is 34 and lives outside Annapolis, Md. — wore a costume similar to Knievel’s, including a white jumpsuit with white stars and a blue V, plus high-heeled dress boots. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Maryland man replicates three of Evel Knievel’s iconic motorcycle jumps," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of stuntman

1927, in the meaning defined above

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stuntman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stuntman

: a man who takes an actor's place during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes for a movie or TV show

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