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See also: trigger man
triggerman (plural triggermen)
- (US slang) A hired gunman; a bodyguard.
2007 August 31, Ralph Blumenthal, “Governor Commutes Sentence in Texas”, in New York Times:
- Mr. Perry raised doubts about the law that allowed Mr. Foster and the triggerman to be tried together and urged the Legislature to re-examine the issue.