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noun, Slang.
a hired killer, especially a professional killer from the underworld.
(def 3).
(slang) a hired assassin, esp one employed by gangsters

noun phrase

An assassin, esp a professional killer; hired gun, mechanic: Like every professional hit man I’ve ever known, I’ve always used a gun/ A State Police detective, posing as a hired killer ”flown in as a hit man” (1970+)


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