hit man


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hit man

or hit·man  (hĭt′măn′)
n. Slang
1. A hired murderer, especially one who is in the pay of a crime syndicate.
2. A hatchet man.

hit man

or

hitman

n
slang a hired assassin, esp one employed by gangsters

hit′ man`

or hit′man`,


n.
1. a hired killer, esp. a professional killer from the underworld.
[1965–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hit man - a professional killer who uses a gunhit man - a professional killer who uses a gun
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
Translations

hit man

n (fam) → sicario, killer m inv
References in classic literature ?
Even in the midst of the excitement and her terror Meriem found herself wondering at the tenacity of life which the hit man displayed.
DOTLAND HIT MAN, who has been in Ireland since exiting the Scottish Derby at the semi-final stage in the spring, has rejoined Northumberland trainer Andrew Bell and is being prepared for a tilt at theWilliam Hill All England Cup, writes John Forbes.
Noble is anything but - a boorish, burned-out hit man who submerges his anomie in booze, broads and filthy aphorisms.
Nancy takes after-hours refuge at the home of her best friend, Grace (winsome former Ellen costar Clea Lewis, making her New York stage debut), an art historian who's busy exchanging double entendres with her hot and hunky mobster boyfriend, Gene (Jeffrey Donovan): "You're the only hit man I've ever slept with.
Next up, she stars in Martin Brest's "Gigli," about a hit man (Ben Affleck) who kidnaps a district attorney's younger brother from a state home.
The recently decommissioned James Bond plays losing-it hit man Julian in ``The Matador,'' a wickedly comic morality tale co-starring Greg Kinnear as a troubled businessman Julian disturbingly befriends during an assignment in Mexico.
Fed up with his mob connections, his girlfriend Samantha (Julia Roberts) leaves him, only to be taken hostage by a hit man, played by James Gandolfini, to ensure that Jerry will return with the valuable pistol.
Also from Criterion is Jean-Pierre Melville's 1967 French crime noir ``Le Samourai,'' about a hit man, played by Alain Delon, who uncharacteristically lets a witness - a young female jazz pianist - live while doing a job.
In addition to Frank Herbert's Dune, New Amsterdam is developing Keller, a theatrical feature based on Lawrence Block's best seller Hit Man, with a screenplay by Maria Aitken and Patrick McGrath.
in association with AsIs Productions announces the development of KELLER, a feature film from a screenplay by Patrick McGrath and Maria Aitken based on Lawrence Block's best-selling novel HIT MAN and to star Jeff Bridges.
The dapper 81- year-old hit man received the record academy's first President's Merit Award at the Salute To Industry Icons event in honor of Ertegun's contributions to music.
Current productions in development include a Feature Film to be based on Lawrence Block's novel Hit Man (Morrow 1998), and the production of a 6 hour Mini Series based on Frank Herbert's classic Science Fiction novel Dune, which is scheduled to begin production in March 1999.