gunpoint


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gun·point

 (gŭn′point′)
n.
The point of a gun.
Idiom:
at gunpoint
Under or as if under the threat of being shot.

gunpoint

(ˈɡʌnˌpɔɪnt)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the muzzle of a gun
2. at gunpoint being under or using the threat of being shot

gun•point

(ˈgʌnˌpɔɪnt)

n.
the point or aim of a gun.
Idioms:
at gunpoint, under threat of being shot.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunpoint - the gun muzzle's directiongunpoint - the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
gun muzzle, muzzle - the open circular discharging end of a gun
Translations

gunpoint

[ˈgʌnpɔɪnt] N at gunpointa punta de pistola
to hold sb at gunpointtener a algn a punta de pistola

gunpoint

[ˈgʌnpɔɪnt] n
to hold sb up at gunpoint → menacer qn avec un pistolet

gunpoint

[ˈgʌnˌpɔɪnt] n at gunpointsotto la minaccia delle armi
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