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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Recent Examples on the Web The 35-year-old stuntman and actor from Cork, Ireland, has appeared in six films, mostly as a boxer. John Whisler,, "Underdog Irishman confident he can pull upset," 8 Jan. 2020 The new Alamo Drafthouse L.A. is running a series celebrating stuntmen. Mark Olsenstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: The joy of friendship in ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’," 9 Aug. 2019 The actor bares himself and his doubts, but when the stuntman takes off his shirt, Tarantino throws his lot in with an old-school ideal — behold, the cool man of action — and telegraphs the film’s frenzied violent end. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Men Are in Trouble and Hollywood Wants to Help," 20 Dec. 2019 Among the top earners are gamers, stuntmen and makeup artists. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars of 2019, according to Forbes," 19 Dec. 2019 Once a stamping ground where rugged, able stuntmen such as Cliff made an all-American genre staple, the place is now a decaying gynocracy where hippie chicks laze about all day. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Shocking Right-Wing Tinge of Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood," 13 Dec. 2019 Many protesters initially dismissed the case of the man who was set on fire after remonstrating with demonstrators as the work of a stuntman. The Economist, "Confrontation in Hong Kong is turning ever uglier," 14 Nov. 2019 Sure, the stuntman at your table will go for the Panic Button or the Alamo Reaper at the high end of the 0 to 6 scale. Mike Sutter,, "Review: San Antonio’s Smashin’ Crab seafood restaurant finds success with Cajun food," 12 Dec. 2019 Not able to perfect the full flight over the table, Banks passed the stunt onto professional stuntman Luis Miguel Arranz, who nailed the maneuver. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Beverly Hills Cops' at 35: 'Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks faced off with Eddie Murphy," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of stuntman

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Stuntman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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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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