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Gunman   /gˈənmən/   Listen
Gunman

noun
(pl. gunmen)
1.
A professional killer who uses a gun.  Synonyms: gun, gun for hire, gunslinger, hired gun, hit man, hitman, shooter, torpedo, triggerman.
2.
A person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability).  Synonym: gun.






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"Gunman" Quotes from Famous Books



... not robbed the starving poor, Nor lived a gunman's life; He hath set fire to no cottage, Nor ...
— Something Else Again • Franklin P. Adams

... picked up pugilistic lore, and absorbed the spirit of the game along with the rudiments and finer points of its science, almost unconsciously. Then his ambition changed. Once he had longed to shine as a gunman; now he was determined to become a prize fighter; but the old gang still saw much of him, and he was a familiar figure about the saloon corners along Grand ...
— The Mucker • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... at the levitated globe, revolving imperceptibly in the orange spotlight. It was full dark on Beta Continent now, where Leonard Kellogg had killed a Fuzzy named Goldilocks and Jack Holloway had killed a gunman named Kurt Borch. That angered him, too; hell of a gunman! Clear shot at the broad of a man's back, and still got himself killed. Borch hadn't been any better choice than Kellogg himself. What was the matter with him; couldn't he pick men for jobs any more? And Ham O'Brien! No, ...
— Little Fuzzy • Henry Beam Piper



Words linked to "Gunman" :   shot, murderer, liquidator, hit man, manslayer



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