Definition of gunpoint in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgʌnpɔɪnt


(in phrase at gunpoint)
  • While threatening someone or being threatened with a gun: two robbers held a family at gunpoint while they searched their house
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    • Two intruders were involved in the raid, in which four occupants of the house were threatened at gunpoint and told to hand over money.
    • Three teenage boys were threatened at gunpoint by a youth on Wandsworth Common in two separate incidents.
    • They threatened the four at gunpoint and bundled them into a van with blacked-out windows.

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