stuntwoman

noun
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 These adventures include working with a stuntwoman, climbing with an Adaptive adventurist who is blind, and literally hanging out in the Grand Canyon with a rope access technician and instructor. Anne Easton, Forbes, 30 May 2021 With the #ChampionYourSkin campaign, Gold Bond is giving back to Diamond in the Raw, an organization founded by stuntwoman La Faye Baker. Blake Newby, Essence, 24 Feb. 2021 The charges filed against Garrison allege that attorney Vanessa Motta, who features her work as an on-screen stuntwoman in television commercials, helped secure a fraudulent $650,000 settlement in an accident that Garrison staged. John Simerman, NOLA.com, 25 Sep. 2020 Then, whatever the actor can't do or doesn't feel comfortable with, that's when the stuntwoman will take over. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 13 Sep. 2020 True, watching Kacy Catanzaro be the first woman to complete a qualifying course and stuntwoman Jessie Graff the first to advance to city finals was glorious. Kareem Abdul-jabbar, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Aug. 2020 The stuntwoman, who has doubled for Queen Latifah, Viola Davis, and Tiffany Haddish, among others, founded Stunt POC, an organization advocating for stunt performers of colour. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, 4 Aug. 2020 Zoe Bell — the veteran stuntwoman and longtime Quentin Tarantino collaborator — has signed with CAA. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Aug. 2020 The stuntwoman, who has doubled for Queen Latifah, Viola Davis, and Tiffany Haddish, among others, founded Stunt POC, an organization advocating for stunt performers of color. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of stuntwoman

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Stuntwoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuntwoman. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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stuntwoman

noun

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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