AskDefine | Define gunman

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1 a professional killer who uses a gun [syn: gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter]
2 a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability) [syn: gun]

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  1. a criminal armed with a gun, especially a professional killer

Extensive Definition

Gunman may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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