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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a professional killer who uses a gun [syn: gunman, 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: gunman, gun]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1624 1. a man armed with a gun; especially a professional killer 2. a man noted for speed or skill in handling a gun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -men) a man armed with a gun, esp. in committing a crime.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(gunmen) A gunman is a man who uses a gun to commit a crime such as murder or robbery. (JOURNALISM) Two policemen were killed when gunmen opened fire on their patrol vehicle. N-COUNT

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