triggerman

triggerman
noun
a professional killer who uses a gun
Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑shoot (for: ↑shooter), ↑gun (for: ↑gun)
Hypernyms: ↑murderer, ↑liquidator, ↑manslayer

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\\-mən, -ˌman, -ˌmaa(ə)n\ noun (plural triggermen)
1. : a gunman who shoots the victim in a murder by a gang; also : a gangster's personal bodyguard
2. : a man who operates the trigger at the launching of a ship

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/trig"euhr meuhn, -man'/, n., pl. triggermen /-meuhn, -men'/. Informal.
1. a gangster who specializes in gunning people down.
2. a bodyguard, esp. of a gangster. Also called trigger.
[1920-25; TRIGGER + MAN1]

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triggˈerman noun
1. A gangster's bodyguard
2. The man who actually fires a shot
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Main Entry:trigger

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