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[guhn-point] /ˈgʌnˌpɔɪnt/
the point or aim of a gun.
at gunpoint, under threat of being shot:
He carried out the robber's orders at gunpoint.
Origin of gunpoint
1955-60; gun1 + point Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for gunpoint


the muzzle of a gun
at gunpoint, being under or using the threat of being shot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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