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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
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
In Kamoke, armed men intercepted Shoaib and looted Rs63,000, gold ornaments and cellphone; in Baghbanpura police precincts, bandits snatched Rs37,000, a locket set and two cellphones from Nazir; in Cantt area, armed men entered the house of Shahid and decamped with Rs100,000, gold ornaments and other valuables; in Ghakkar Mandi, dacoits looted Rs30,000, a gold ring and cellphone from Maqsood; in Ferozewala, Abu Bakr was deprived of Rs170,000, a gold ring and two cellphones at gunpoint while in Model Town area, a woman was swindled out of Rs50,000, gold ornaments and two cellphones.
KARACHI -- Armed robbers stormed into the house of a senior journalist in North Nazimabad on Thursday morning, made the journalist and his family hostage at gunpoint and took away cash, jewellery and other valuables, police said.
A television news crew from Cleveland, Ohio, was robbed at gunpoint Thursday in the midst of doing their jobs, police said.
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Rawalpindi -- A salesman has been looted by dacoits at gunpoint within the jurisdiction of New Town police.
The Indian High Commission provided an attorney, transportation and security to Uzma after which she appeared before a local court in Islamabad stating that she was forced to marry Tahir at gunpoint.
A family was looted at gunpoint within Civil Lines police jurisdiction.
The suspect, identified as Ricky Ramos, allegedly robbed at gunpoint his victims while the women were aboard the taxi he was driving.
The spokesman also explained that the criminal was accused of shooting at security patrols and centers, and intercepting passers-by at gunpoint before assaulting and robbing their vehicles, which resulted in the killing of an expatriate on 25/5/1434 AH in Al-Awamiyah in addition to his attack on the same day against another expatriate at gunpoint and taken him to a farm before shooting at his feet and looting his vehicle, as well as his participation in armed robbery crimes on a number of shops and kidnapping and raping a minor at gunpoint.
The man, who is named as Zaki bin Salman Hussein Zwiri, was accused of shooting at security patrols and centers, and intercepting passers-by at gunpoint before assaulting and robbing their vehicles, and killing an expatriate in 2012, the ministry said in a statement received by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday.
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