triggerman


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trig·ger·man

 (trĭg′ər-mən)
n.
A gunman, especially one who shoots someone.

triggerman

(ˈtrɪɡəˌmæn)
n, pl -men
a person, esp a criminal, who shoots another person

trig•ger•man

(ˈtrɪg ər mən, -ˌmæn)

n., pl. -men (-mən, -ˌmɛn)
a gangster who specializes in gunning people down.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triggerman - a professional killer who uses a guntriggerman - 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)

triggerman

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The former NU Bulldog, Ballers Bataan Dukhan triggerman however continued to be unstoppable after he converted another jumper and perfect conversion from the free throw line he executed in just mere 20 seconds differential to seal a comfortable four-point lead ,70-66.
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