top gun

noun

Definition of top gun

: one who is at the top (as in ability, rank, or prestige)

Examples of top gun in a Sentence

  1. He's the team's top gun.

  2. The company has its top guns handling the lawsuit.

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First Known Use of top gun

1941

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TOP GUN Defined for English Language Learners

top gun

Definition of top gun for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is the best at a particular activity

  • : a powerful or important person


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