Share this entry

Share this page

gunman

Line breaks: gun¦man
Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌnmən
 
/

Definition of gunman in English:

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.
Synonyms
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

Words that rhyme with gunman

gunmen

Definition of gunman in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day raconteur
Pronunciation: ˌrakɒnˈtəː
noun
a person who tells anecdotes skilfully and amusingly…