the or aim of a .
at gunpoint, under threat of being shot:
He carried out the robber’s orders at gunpoint.
He often was assigned to Times Square, where he and a partner had grabbed a suspect in a gunpoint rape.
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Cosby was innocently changing his tire that night when he was robbed at gunpoint and then shot in the head.
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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.
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One complaint details how a priest threatened his victim at gunpoint not to tell authorities about the ongoing rape.
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When his tires were shot out, he ran into a neighborhood Safeway and held a deli worker hostage at gunpoint.
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Eight months after that, now 18, Tate held up a pizza deliveryman at gunpoint.
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“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
the muzzle of a gun
at gunpoint, being under or using the threat of being shot
a rack for drying food, as fish. a rack for holding fodder for livestock. a low pile of unburnt bricks in the course of drying. to place (something) on a hack, as for drying or feeding. Falconry. to train (a young hawk) by letting it fly freely and feeding it at a or a . […]
- At gunpoint
the or aim of a . at gunpoint, under threat of being shot: He carried out the robber’s orders at gunpoint. noun the muzzle of a gun at gunpoint, being under or using the threat of being shot Also, at knifepoint. Under coercion, as in I’m going to hold him at gunpoint for that raise […]
- At half-mast
Halfway up or down, as in The church bells tolled off and on all day and the flags were at half-mast. This term refers to placing a flag halfway up a ship’s mast or flagpole, a practice used as a mark of respect for a person who has died or, at sea, as a distress […]
- At hand
the terminal, prehensile part of the upper limb in humans and other primates, consisting of the wrist, metacarpal area, fingers, and thumb. the corresponding part of the forelimb in any of the higher vertebrates. a terminal prehensile part, as the chela of a crustacean, or, in falconry, the foot of a falcon. something resembling a […]