stunt·man | \ˈstənt-ˌman \

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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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 In 2016, a wildfire killed two and destroyed 18 houses just outside of Los Angeles, including the home of Hollywood stuntman Loren Janes. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Steve McQueen’s Destroyed-in-a-Wildfire Rolex Is Going Up for Auction," 5 June 2018 Prior to his talk, Benson detailed one instance during the film's production that stood out to him while writing the book involving stuntman Bill Weston and a scene set in a zero-gravity environment. Andy Nguyen,, "Author takes Burbank crowd on a ‘Space Odyssey’ in library discussion," 14 Apr. 2018 Woodley, 35, is a fighter, actor, businessman, and stuntman as well as the reigning UFC welterweight champion. Karl Bullock,, "Following Mom's Lead: UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley Plans to Help Those In Need," 30 Mar. 2018 Motorcycle daredevil Travis Pastrana pulled off an incredible triple feat on Sunday night in Las Vegas by recreating three of late stuntman Evel Knievel’s most famous jumps on live TV. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Travis Pastrana successfully recreates three of Evel Knievel's famous jumps," 10 July 2018 The legendary stuntman Evel Knievel attempted more than 75 jumps on his motorcycle before his death from pulmonary heart disease in 2007 at age 69. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Stuntman Travis Pastrana Will Attempt Evel Knievel’s Most Death-Defying Feats on Live TV This Weekend," 6 July 2018 The late stuntman died in a drunk driving crash on June 20, 2011 in West Goshen Township. Nick Vadala,, "Hulk Hogan mistakes Bam Margera for Ryan Dunn in confusing, yet touching, tribute," 29 May 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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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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