stunt·​per·​son | \ ˈstənt-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce stuntperson (audio) \
plural stuntpersons or stuntpeople\ ˈstənt-​ˌpē-​pəl How to pronounce stuntpeople (audio) \

Definition of stuntperson

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Stuntperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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