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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TOMORROW - GUILDHALL, DERRY Halloween is bonkers in Derry, but the Guildhall should be that little bit extra crazy, with the relentless and very noisy Triggerman - armed with the biggest riffs in the maiden city - headlining a stellar bill.
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.
When Teaforthree got the better of 50-1 shot Triggerman, the noise was enough to raise the roof.
20 Chepstow Sporting (50:30:20:10) 16-19 Teaforthree, 10-13 Michel Le Bon, 8-11 Viking Blond, Universal Soldier, Sona Sasta, 7-9 Soll, Monbeg Dude, 6-8 Giles Cross, 5-7 Master Overseer, 3-5 Our Island, Across The Bay, 2-4 Arbor Supreme, 1-3 Triggerman, Mon Mome, Jadanli, 0.
Sometimes the observer is the triggerman, sometimes not.
69) Moreover, Enmund was the only defendant who had been sentenced to death with "no finding of an intent to kill and [where] the defendant was not the triggerman.
But he produced a late rattle to get up in the dying strides and beat Faasel by two-and-a-quarter lengths, with Baby Run another length and a quarter away third and Triggerman fourth.
The winner's stablemate, Gentle Ranger, was the only other finisher after Triggerman refused at the last.
TRIGGERMAN can round off a good week for the Philip Hobbs team with victory in the totesport.