Gunpoint



the or aim of a .
at gunpoint, under threat of being shot:
He carried out the robber’s orders at gunpoint.
Contemporary Examples

He often was assigned to Times Square, where he and a partner had grabbed a suspect in a gunpoint rape.
NYPD Scandals Obscure the Decency of the Majority, Cops Say Michael Daly November 10, 2011

Cosby was innocently changing his tire that night when he was robbed at gunpoint and then shot in the head.
Trayvon Martin’s Death Is Like Ennis Cosby’s Allison Samuels July 13, 2013

Removing an elected president at gunpoint does indeed set a bad precedent for Latin America.
Fixing Honduras Marco Vicenzino November 27, 2009

Von Brunn had previously served six years in prison for attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve at gunpoint.
Wingnuts Excerpt—The Hatriots: Armed and Dangerous John Avlon March 29, 2010

One complaint details how a priest threatened his victim at gunpoint not to tell authorities about the ongoing rape.
Docs Reveal A Diocese’s Sins Barbie Latza Nadeau January 21, 2014

When his tires were shot out, he ran into a neighborhood Safeway and held a deli worker hostage at gunpoint.
James Peters, the Scottsdale Cop Involved in Six Justifiable Homicides Terry Greene Sterling September 24, 2012

Eight months after that, now 18, Tate held up a pizza deliveryman at gunpoint.
Does an 11-Year-Old Deserve Life in Prison? Anita Allen February 25, 2009

Historical Examples

“You will turn off the project, at gunpoint if necessary,” he continued in a grim voice.
Where I Wasn’t Going Walt Richmond

You took the scout-ship by force, with the pilot at gunpoint, and made him home in on his orbit-ship.
Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse

Perhaps he could hold one of the officers at gunpoint; perhaps he could take over the ship.
The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley

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

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