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gunman Syllabification: gun·man
Pronunciation: /ˈɡənmən/

Definition of gunman in English:

noun (plural gunmen)

1A man who uses a gun to commit a crime or terrorist act: a gang of masked gunmen
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  • 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, gangster, terrorist;
informal hitman, hired gun, gunslinger, mobster, shootist, hood
1.1One who has to do with guns or is engaged in their manufacture.

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