gunpoint


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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 ?
GARDAI were last night hunting a lone raider who held a security van guard at gunpoint and snatched EUR40,000 in cash.
Each of the family members is claiming emotional distress for having their home forcibly entered, and for being detained at gunpoint,'' Granbo wrote.
Farasat ullah, a resident of Airport, lodged a complaint with the local police that he was coming with his family when two armed persons intercepted them, held them hostage at gunpoint and made off with Rs15,000 in cash, gold ornaments and two cell pones and other valuables.
The accused held him hostage at gunpoint and snatched cash Rs 7,000, mobile phone, laptop,ATM card and fled.
He was seized at gunpoint after a vicious firefight, which left two security guards dead.
Arriaga, who has lived in Newhall for 40 years, said he opened the store about 14 years ago and was robbed at gunpoint once before, in 1990.
Based on a complaint lodged by the victim's father, police said the accused raped the girl at gunpoint and threatened to kill her if she told about the incident to anyone.
They held the owner at gunpoint and looted cash and mobile-phones from the shop and escaped.
As they're getting dressed, Mick's men storm in and drag Alex out at gunpoint.
She was not taken at gunpoint, but we are checking to determine is she was taken by force.
In Khiali area, armed men entered in the house of Mubashir and looted Rs70 thousands, gold ornaments and other valuables; in Alipur Chattha, dacoits took away Rs200,000, gold ornaments and cell phones from Arshad; at Emanabad, armed men took away four goats at gunpoint from Musharaf; in Ferozwala, robbers looted Rs17,000, motorcycle and cell phone from Munir; bandits snatched Rs40,000, locket set from Mehran in Wazirabad Saddr area, and at Sohdra, armed men entered in the house of Abdul Rehman and looted Rs70,000, gold ornaments and cellphones.
Saeed ullah, a resident of New town, lodged a complaint with the local police that he was closing the door along with shopper Khalid Maqsood when three persons waylaid them at gunpoint and made off with four cell phones, Rs0.