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 Dow was born and raised in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles — his mother was a stuntwoman who acted as a double for silent film star Clara Bow — but his parents did not push him into show business. Andrew Dalton, Chicago Tribune, 27 July 2022 His father was a designer and contractor, and his mother was a stuntwoman in early Westerns who later became an entrepreneur, according to Mr. Dow’s art gallery and Talal Ansari, WSJ, 27 July 2022 His mother, Muriel Montrose, was a stuntwoman and double for the actor Clara Bow. Diana Dasrath, NBC News, 27 July 2022 His mother was a stuntwoman in westerns and had been the movie double for the silent screen star Clara Bow. New York Times, 26 July 2022 Phythian, who became a successful martial artist, stuntwoman and actor, married Marke in 2015. al, 11 May 2022 Phythian, who became a successful martial artist, stuntwoman and actor, married Marke in 2015. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 The young Estelle, training to become a stuntwoman, still doesn’t have the answer and dreams of powerful women’s roles. Trinidad Barleycorn, Variety, 16 Apr. 2022 His wife, stuntwoman and fellow magician Anastasia Synn, confirmed the news to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Andrea Towers,, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stuntwoman

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Stuntwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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