triggerman


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trig·ger·man

 (trĭg′ər-mən)
n.
A gunman, especially one who shoots someone.

triggerman

(ˈtrɪɡəˌmæn)
n, pl -men
a person, esp a criminal, who shoots another person

trig•ger•man

(ˈtrɪg ər mən, -ˌmæn)

n., pl. -men (-mən, -ˌmɛn)
a gangster who specializes in gunning people down.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triggerman - a professional killer who uses a guntriggerman - 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)

triggerman

noun
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Despite being 3lb out of the weights, Triggerman stayed on for fourth spot in a three-mile veterans' handicap chase on heavy ground.
And while they should take renewed hope from the fact detectives have tracked the suspected triggerman to New York and are monitoring him 24/7, they will not rest until the killer mob are convicted and jailed.
Ridden with poker-cool confidence by Paul Carberry at his majestic best, Monbeg Dude was waited with and for much of the way up the straight, as Teaforthree and Triggerman fought it out up front, looked like he could come and take control at his pilot's wish.
It was another 11 lengths back to Triggerman in third, with Arbor Supreme fourth and Soll last of the nine to complete.
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