Definition of gunman in English:


Line breaks: gun¦man
Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌnmən

noun (plural gunmen)

A man who uses a gun to commit a crime or terrorist act: a gang of masked gunmen
More example sentences
  • It emerged last night that one of the gunmen was a terrorist known to the Saudi authorities.
  • The gunman's accomplice carried on with the raid, smashing a glass security shield and taking cash.
  • Over time, these not so good areas have also given rise to thieves and gunmen.
armed robber, hold-up man, bandit, gangster, terrorist, gunfighter;
sniper, assassin, murderer, killer, liquidator
informal stick-up man, hitman, gun, hired gun, contract man, hatchet man, trigger man, gunslinger, mobster
North American informal shootist, hood, button man

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