stunt·​man ˈstənt-ˌman How to pronounce stuntman (audio)
: a man who performs stunts
especially : one who doubles for an actor during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes

Examples of stuntman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Characters Gosling and Majors both played characters named Colt Seavers, who are stuntmen. Kimberly Nordyke, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 May 2024 The movie, directed by the former stuntman David Leitch, stars Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, a down-on-his-luck stuntman who returns to set after a nasty accident to solve the mystery of a missing leading man (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and, more important, to get the girl (played by Emily Blunt). Nicole Sperling, New York Times, 3 May 2024 This Fire sign goes big or goes home, similar to Seavers’ rigorous occupation as a stuntman, which would be an inevitable turn-on for Sagittarius. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 As the titular Hollywood stuntman, Gosling is as bland as always. Armond White, National Review, 3 May 2024 The original show starred Majors (best known for The Six Million Dollar Man) as a stuntman (also named Colt Seavers) who used his on-set expertise to moonlight as a bounty hunter, catching criminals with his extensive knowledge of explosives and driving maneuvers. Devan Coggan,, 3 May 2024 The film is loosely based on the television series The Fall Guy, which aired from 1981-1986, and centered on a stuntman who also served as a bounty hunter. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 2 May 2024 Colt’s jacket needed to say a lot about the stuntman. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 2 May 2024 Tom compares his value in the national economy with the insignificance of an instantly replaceable stuntman. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 2 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stuntman was in 1927

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“Stuntman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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