gunman

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gun·man

 (gŭn′mən)
n.
1. A man armed with a gun, especially an armed criminal or a professional killer.
2. A man skilled in the use of a gun.

gunman

(ˈɡʌnmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a man who is armed with a gun, esp unlawfully
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a man who is skilled with a gun
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) US a person who makes, repairs, or has expert knowledge of guns
ˈgunmanˌship n

gun•man

(ˈgʌn mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person armed with or expert in the use of a gun, esp. one ready to use a gun unlawfully.
2. a person who makes guns.
[1615–25]
gun′man•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunman - a professional killer who uses a gungunman - 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)
2.gunman - a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)gunman - a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
shooter, shot - a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"

gunman

noun armed man, hit man (slang), gunslinger (U.S. slang) Two policemen were killed when gunmen opened fire on their patrol vehicle.
Translations
لِص مُسَلَّح
ozbrojený lupič
revolvermand
fegyveres bandita
maîur vopnaîur byssu; byssuòjófur
ozbrojený lupič
oborožen ropar
silâhlı soyguncu

gunman

[ˈgʌnmən] N (gunmen (pl)) → pistolero m, gatillero m (LAm)

gunman

[ˈgʌnmən] n
(= criminal) → gangster m (armé)
(= terrorist) → terroriste m (armé)

gunman

[ˈgʌnmən] n (-men (pl)) → bandito; (hired) → sicario

gun

(gan) noun
any weapon which fires bullets or shells. He fired a gun at the burglar.
ˈgunboat noun
a small warship with large guns.
ˈgunfire noun
the firing of guns. I could hear the sound of gunfire in the distance.
ˈgunman noun
a criminal who uses a gun to kill or rob people. Three gunmen robbed the bank.
ˈgunpowder noun
an explosive in the form of a powder.
ˈgunshot noun
the sound of a gun firing. I heard a gunshot and a man dropped dead.
adjective
caused by the bullet from a gun. a gunshot wound.
stick to one's guns
to hold to one's position in an argument etc. No-one believed her story but she stuck to her guns.
References in periodicals archive ?
LAHORE -- Police claimed to have arrested 10 gunmen at the Anti-Terrorism Court on Thursday.
Santiago said the gunmen, two of them still at large, were hired killers.
Gunmen at the early hours of Monday, attacked Plateau Polytechnic and abducted the Assistant Registrar's sister.
Some 14 gunmen shot at the houses of some barangay officials in Gandara, Samar, on the afternoon of Friday, April 12 - one of them accidentally being shot in the head, resulting in his instantaneous death.
Unknown gunmen have abducted the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Edo House of Assembly, Mr Michael Ohio-Ezomon, in his house at Eme-Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of the state.
MULTAN -- Two people were killed and two others injured by gunmen in a robbery on Tuesday.
figure By WACHIRA MWANGI Former Kilifi deputy governor Kennedy Kamto has been shot dead by unknown gunmen at his residence in Nyali, Mombasa.Coast Regional Police Commander Noah Mwivanda confirmed the killing, saying that the former deputy governor was accosted by three gunmen who shot and killed him as he entered his home.
CEBU CITY--Another agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA 7) was ambushed by unidentified gunmen along a highway in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City, southern Cebu.
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (NINA) - Kurdish security sources announced the killing of the two gunmen that stormed the building of the province of Arbil.
Damascus Countryside, SANA- The legal status of scores of gunmen in the towns of Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem in southern Damascus was settled ahead of reintegrating them in their communities.
In all sixteen judges 14 judges provided the services of 15 gunmen and 12 personnel deployed at homes.
ISLAMABAD -- After passing of over 24 hours, police have failed to find any clue of a kidnapping attempt by gunmen on a journalist in Islamabad.