stuntperson

noun

stunt·​per·​son ˈstənt-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce stuntperson (audio)
plural stuntpeople ˈstənt-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce stuntperson (audio) or stuntpersons
: a person who doubles for an actor during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes : a stuntman or stuntwoman
A California court held that while a movie stuntperson does not assume the risk of injury by performing a movie stunt, a stuntperson who fails to employ a seat belt during an automobile stunt is contributorily negligent.Case & Comment
Ask stuntpeople how they got into the business and they'll usually say, "I fell into it."Kevin Conley

Examples of stuntperson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was no stuntperson. Vulture, 1 Mar. 2023 That was a very talented stuntperson wearing this gigantic costume. Anne Victoria Clark, Vulture, 28 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stuntperson was in 1972

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“Stuntperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuntperson. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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