trig·​ger·​man | \ ˈtri-gər-mən How to pronounce triggerman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of triggerman

: a gunman who shoots the victim (as in a gangland murder)

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Recent Examples on the Web QB Averian Malone is the triggerman for the Bears’ offense. Reports, al, 24 Nov. 2020 Baldenegro’s attorney, David Finn, has said his client doesn’t dispute being the triggerman. Dallas News, 23 Feb. 2021 The appeals court concluded that rational jurors could find that Higgs had the dominant role in the murders even though Haynes indisputably was the triggerman. Michael Kunzelman, ajc, 15 Jan. 2021 Terry Wilson was supposed to be the triggerman after a big 2018 season. Charles Hollis, al, 20 Nov. 2020 The Tigers rely on senior quarterback Alex Glass as the triggerman for an offense that averages 35.6 points per game. al, 7 Oct. 2020 On the night of the killing, Mr. Ellis was with Terry Patterson, who according to both sides was the triggerman. John Anderson, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2020 Gurianov found a role this season as a top-six winger and triggerman on the power play, setting up in the right circle and transforming the Stars second power play with a lethal one-timer. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 22 Oct. 2020 Pegues, meanwhile, converted a fourth down and a third down in his debut as the triggerman in Auburn’s Wildcat formation. Tom Green |, al, 4 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of triggerman

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Triggerman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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