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

Definition of stuntperson

: 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 That was a very talented stuntperson wearing this gigantic costume. Anne Victoria Clark, Vulture, 28 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of stuntperson

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Stuntperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuntperson. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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