stuntwoman

noun stunt·wom·an \ ˈstənt-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of stuntwoman

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

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First Known Use of stuntwoman

1948


STUNTWOMAN Defined for English Language Learners

stuntwoman

Definition of stuntwoman for English Language Learners

  • : 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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