stunt woman


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stunt′ wom`an

or stunt′wom`an,


n.
a woman who substitutes for an actor in scenes requiring stunts or hazardous feats.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stunt woman - a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stuntsstunt woman - a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
backup man, fill-in, reliever, stand-in, backup, substitute, relief - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
Translations

stunt woman

n (stunt women (pl)) → stuntwoman f inv
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