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

Examples of stuntwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They’ll be chased by an elite group of ultimate taggers who all specialize in various athletic skills, including parkour, stuntmen/stuntwoman and fitness trainers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Watt brothers are returning to your TV -- not on the football field -- but as hosts of a competition game show," 19 May 2020 The stuntwoman hasn’t made a film since the accident and is collaborating with a writer on her biography and working on a documentary about her recovery. Los Angeles Times, "This stuntwoman lost her arm on a ‘Resident Evil’ movie. Then her ordeal began," 4 May 2020 The Final Chapter Four years after Olivia Jackson suffered a motorcycle accident on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the stuntwoman has filed a lawsuit against the film’s producers. Maria Pasquini,, "Resident Evil Stuntwoman Whose Arm Was Amputated After 2015 Crash Sues Film Producers," 12 Sep. 2019 Even her longtime stuntwomen are acknowledging some aches and pains. Scott Huver, CNN, "'Black Widow' cast drops hints about the superhero's ledger," 21 July 2019 Winner Brie Larson brought on her Captain Marvel stuntwoman after winning best fight sequence to pass along inspiration. Mara Reinstein, Billboard, "The 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards Deliver a Bold, Unpredictable Message: Be Nice," 18 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of stuntwoman

1948, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jun 2020

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“Stuntwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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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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