stuntperson

noun stunt·per·son \ ˈstənt-ˌpər-sᵊn \

Definition of stuntperson

plural stuntpersons or stuntpeople play \ˈstənt-ˌpē-pəl\
: one 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

First Known Use of stuntperson

1972

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