gunman

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gun +‎ -man

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gunman (plural gunmen)

  1. A criminal armed with a gun, especially a professional killer.
    • 1921, Zane Grey, chapter 5, in To The Last Man:
      "I've known a heap of gun fighters in my day. An' Jean Isbel don't ran true to class. Shore there never was a gunman who'd risk cripplin' his right hand by sluggin' anybody."

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