Definition of Gunpoint

1. Noun. The gun muzzle's direction. "He held me up at the point of a gun"

Exact synonyms: Point
Generic synonyms: Gun Muzzle, Muzzle
Derivative terms: Point



Definition of Gunpoint

1. Noun. A location in the front of the muzzle of a gun. ¹

2. Noun. Threat or coercion by display or aiming a firearm or similar weapon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gunpoint

1. the point or aim of a gun [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gunpoint

gunnings
gunny
gunny cloth
gunny sack
gunnybag
gunnybags
gunnysack
gunnysacks
gunocracy
gunpaper
gunpapers
gunperson
gunpersons
gunplay
gunplays
gunpoint (current term)
gunpoints
gunport
gunports
gunpowder
gunpowderish
gunpowders
gunroom
gunrooms
gunrunner
gunrunners
gunrunning
gunrunnings
guns

Literary usage of Gunpoint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Human Rights Violations in the United States: A Report on U.S. Compliance by Steven R. Shapiro (1993)
"Livingston, for example, a death threat was made at gunpoint by a prison guard. ... 1989) (interrogation at gunpoint may deny due process), cert, denied, ..."

2. Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act: Congressional Hearing edited by Bill McCollum (2002)
"Anderson was quickly accosted by several young men, forced out of his car at gunpoint, and thrust onto the backseat floor of his assailants' vehicle. ..."

3. Civilian Devastation: Abuses by All Parties in the War in Southern Sudan by Jemera Rone, John Prendergast, Karen Sorensen (1994)
"They ordered him to strip naked and marched him at gunpoint through the bush ... me out and ordered me to come towards the south as well, still at gunpoint. ..."

4. Evil Days: Thirty Years of War and Famine in Ethiopia by Alexander De Waal (1991)
"Reliable reports of resettlement at gunpoint were available from early 1985. In the first week of February, 17 truck-loads of ..."

5. The Struggle for Land in Brazil: Rural Violence Continues by Jemera Rone (1992)
"... had been sharecroppers for over twenty years, forced to sign contracts at gunpoint by the landlord's gunmen, which obliged them to pay rent ..."

6. Researching Violently Divided Societies: Ethical and Methodological Issues by Marie Smyth, Gillian Robinson (2001)
"Those forced at gunpoint from the cities were the 'new' people, forced to live in communal proximity with the 'old' country people to whose lands they were ..."

7. The Da Vinci Code on Trial: Filtering Fact from Fiction by Stephen Clark (2005)
"Silas is directed there, breaks in and holds Teabing, Sophie, and Langdon at gunpoint, only to be overpowered and taken prisoner by Teabing. ..."

8. Vostok Station: Point of Impactby Kerry Plowright by Kerry Plowright (2005)
"Australian Ambassador and the entire diplomatic staff expelled at gunpoint from their embassy offices By Vincent Gray, Media Int. Press Writer. ..."

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