gunpoint

[guhn-point]
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noun

the point or aim of a gun.

Nearby words

  1. gunning,
  2. gunny,
  3. gunnysack,
  4. gunpaper,
  5. gunplay,
  6. gunport,
  7. gunpowder,
  8. gunpowder plot,
  9. gunpowder tea,
  10. gunrunner

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

noun

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