gunpoint

[ guhn-point ]
/ ˈgʌnˌpɔɪnt /

noun

the point or aim of a gun.

Idioms

    at gunpoint, under threat of being shot: He carried out the robber's orders at gunpoint.

Origin of gunpoint

First recorded in 1955–60; gun1 + point
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British Dictionary definitions for gunpoint

gunpoint

/ (ˈɡʌnˌpɔɪnt) /

noun

the muzzle of a gun
at gunpoint being under or using the threat of being shot
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