stunt·​wom·​an | \ ˈstənt-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce stuntwoman (audio) \

Definition of stuntwoman

: a woman who doubles for an actress during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes

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Where did your desire to become a stuntwoman come from? NBC News, ""Black Panther" actress Janeshia Adams-Ginyard talks living the stuntwoman life," 16 Feb. 2018 On top of her job as a stuntwoman, Graff still competes on American Ninja Warrior. Amy Schlinger, SELF, "Here's How Jessie Graff Eats and Exercises to Literally Be Able to Jump off a Moving Train," 13 June 2018 Last summer, a stuntwoman died during production, and in April one of its cast members, T.J. Miller, was charged with falsely calling in a bomb threat. New York Times, "This Story Has Already Stressed Ryan Reynolds Out," 2 May 2018 The stuntwoman, actor, and filmmaker started learning martial arts at age 2 and would often join the predominantly male classes taught by her father. NBC News, "How Bruce Lee’s Protégé Helped the Dallas Cowboys Win a Super Bowl and Changed the NFL," 25 Sep. 2017 There were carnival rides and stuntwomen zipping along wires, all part of a festival that is also evincing some complexities. Kevin Williams,, "Riot Fest day one: sun, heat and noise," 16 Sep. 2017 Local media reported that the stuntwoman appeared to lose control of the vehicle, which drove off the set and through the window of a building across the street. Reuters, Time, "Female Stunt Driver Dies on Set of Deadpool 2," 14 Aug. 2017 Tae kwon do expert Zoe Zhang kicks to prose read by Taiwanese artist Aristophanes; stuntwoman Jessie Graff flies into the air as Kojey Radical reads on. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Bask in the Glory of Misty Copeland Dancing to Saul Williams," 19 July 2017 The featured athletes include ballerina Misty Copeland, long-distance runner Alison Désir, sprinter Natasha Hastings, professional stuntwoman Jessie Graff, and Chinese taekwondo champion and actress Zoe Zhang. Jeff Barker,, "New Under Armour campaign celebrates Misty Copeland and other women athletes," 19 July 2017

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stuntwoman

: a woman who takes an actor's place during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes for a movie or TV show

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