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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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According to police sources, unknown accused, led by a woman, held hostage security guard Aslam at gunpoint and took away prize bonds, cash and ornaments (worth of Rs7 million) from the house of exporter Kh Kamran Qayyum in Sialkot Cantt the other night.
KARAK/SWABI -- Masked men robbed two persons at gunpoint in Dabb area of Isak Chountra union council in Karak on Friday night, while unidentified robbers snatched cash and valuables from a group of people at gunpoint in Kalabat area of Swabi on Saturday, said police.
KARACHI -- In yet another incident of vehicle snatching, armed robbers took away a government-registered car at gunpoint from Defence Housing Authority (DHA) on Monday morning.
MEHAR -- Three unidentified armed men entered the home of a man namely Raees Muhammad Khan, the uncle of the senior journalist Riaz Chandio and after holding the family members hostage at gunpoint looted cash, jewelry, mobile phones and other valuables after holding the family members hostage at gunpoint on Saturday.
Amman, July 4 (Petra) -- A bank was robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning in Mafraq Governorate, some 80 kilometers northeast of Amman, Public Security Department (PSD) Spokesperson said in a statement.
KHANEWAL -- A man was deprived of his motorcycle, cash and mobile-phone at gunpoint by two armed robbers, here on Sunday.
Three people in hoods and masks held two people at an apartment block in Limassol at gunpoint in the early hours of Sunday.
Synopsis: Providing insight into widespread corruption in our criminal justice system, in "Guilty at Gunpoint: How the Government Framed Me", author Paul Singh cites various statutes, case laws and books by top-level insiders to prove how laws were broken by corrupt prosecutors.
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GUJRAT:Five men on Friday fired shots at a police van, stopped it and got freed their accomplice from custody at gunpoint only to kill him later.
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Summary: Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 07 (ANI): A 14-year-old girl was gang-raped and filmed at gunpoint in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, on Wednesday.