Gunman - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡʌnmən|  American pronunciation of the word gunman
Brit.  |ˈɡʌnmən|  British pronunciation of the word gunman


- a professional killer who uses a gun (syn: gun, gunslinger, hitman, shooter, torpedo, triggerman)
- a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability) (syn: gun)


They were shot by an unknown gunman.

Three men were held hostage for two days by masked gunmen.

The gunman freed two of the hostages.

The situation ended in tragedy when the gunman shot and killed two students.

No one knows why the gunman shot some people and spared others.

The gunman surrendered and was taken into custody.

...the broker in the hostage situation was a prominent reporter that the gunman felt he could trust...

The police blocked off the street where the gunman was hiding.

Police have sealed off the street where the gunman is hiding.

The siege ended peacefully after the gunman gave himself up.

Eye witnesses identified the gunman as an army sergeant.

The gunman's picture was splashed across the front page.

Police searched in vain for the missing gunman.

Word forms

singular: gunman
plural: gunmen
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