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

Examples of stuntman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former cowboy and current actor, stuntman and history buff also pretended to rob the steam train that takes tourists to the former mining town of Silverton. Dallas News, "COVID ‘cowboys’ round up spring break scofflaws in Durango," 1 Apr. 2021 The actor and stuntman died Friday after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to a tweet from his friend and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century costar Gil Gerard. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, "Addams Family Actor Felix Silla, Who Played Cousin Itt, Dead at 84," 17 Apr. 2021 Upon his arrival in Hollywood, Silla became a stuntman effective with the Gig Young/Shirley Jones romantic comedy A Ticklish Affair in 1963. Marc Berman, Forbes, "Felix Silla, Cousin Itt On ‘The Addams Family,’ Dies At 84," 17 Apr. 2021 The former cowboy and current actor, stuntman and history buff also pretended to rob the steam train that takes tourists to the former mining town of Silverton. Dallas News, "COVID ‘cowboys’ round up spring break scofflaws in Durango," 1 Apr. 2021 The former cowboy and current actor, stuntman and history buff also pretended to rob the steam train that takes tourists to the former mining town of Silverton. Dallas News, "COVID ‘cowboys’ round up spring break scofflaws in Durango," 1 Apr. 2021 The former cowboy and current actor, stuntman and history buff also pretended to rob the steam train that takes tourists to the former mining town of Silverton. The Salt Lake Tribune, "This tourist town has come up with a creative way to marshal compliance with a COVID-19 mask mandate," 31 Mar. 2021 Nobody shares the same screenwriter as John Wick and is produced by David Leitch, who, with fellow stuntman turned filmmaker Chad Stahelski, made the first John Wick before moving on to the equally fab Atomic Blonde. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "Nobody Is Just Good Enough Thanks to Bob Odenkirk," 25 Mar. 2021 An actor, dancer, stuntman and philanthropist, Orlando resident Khalil La’Marr Pickett does it all. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando stuntman who doubled for Chadwick Boseman readies for a busy 2021," 14 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of stuntman

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Stuntman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuntman. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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