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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He had a problem: His wife and son were being held hostage at gunpoint.
▪ Like Mr Thompson they were held up at gunpoint by two men near their hotel.
▪ Read in studio A car salesman is recovering after being held up at gunpoint by a man posing as a customer.
▪ The family were held at gunpoint overnight.
▪ The attempt to hold it together at gunpoint may succeed only in blowing the Soviet Union apart more violently.
▪ In the latest raid, customers and staff were held at gunpoint in the Ballyholme branch of the Northern Bank on Wednesday.
▪ The terrified family were handcuffed, had pillows pulled over their heads and were held at gunpoint overnight.
▪ A gold-and-diamond ring was taken at gunpoint.
▪ A purse was taken at gunpoint.
▪ An audience of villagers was summoned at gunpoint.
▪ Half the kids making wheelies on their bikes had very likely acquired those bikes at gunpoint from other kids.
▪ He and a 12-year-old boy robbed a middle-aged man of £25 at gunpoint in a Leeds park.
▪ Read in studio A couple have been robbed at gunpoint on a dream holiday to Disney World.
▪ Spiked cages surround baroque colonial villas; apartment doors are reinforced and guarded at gunpoint.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

gunpoint \gun"point\ n.

  1. the muzzle's direction; as, he held me up at gunpoint.

    Syn: point.

  2. the open discharging end of a gun.

    Syn: gun muzzle, muzzle.


n. 1 A location in the front of the muzzle of a gun. 2 Threat or coercion by display or aiming a firearm or similar weapon.


n. the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun" [syn: point]


Gunpoint is the direction that a gun is pointing. It may also refer to:

  • "At gunpoint", under threat from a gun; see Coercion#Physical
  • Gunpoint (film), a 1966 Western directed by Earl Bellamy and starring Audie Murphy
  • Gunpoint (video game), a 2013 stealth puzzle-platformer video game.
Gunpoint (film)

Gunpoint is a 1966 American Western film starring Audie Murphy.

Gunpoint (video game)

Gunpoint is a stealth-based puzzle-platform video game created by indie developer Tom Francis. The game was released for Microsoft Windows on 3 June 2013, and soon followed with versions for OS X and Linux.

The game is set in the near future and sees players assume the role of freelance spy Richard Conway, who is tasked with infiltrating buildings to fulfil assignments from various clients. To do so, the player must avoid guards and bypass security features with the aid of a number of high-tech gadgets, such as the Crosslink tool which is used to rewire electrical circuits. Throughout the game, Conway seeks to clear his name in the murder of a high-profile weapons manufacturer, and gradually uncovers a murder mystery in his search for the real killer.

Usage examples of "gunpoint".

The arms-sisters in their black armor waded in, swinging out indiscriminately, knocking apart combatants, rounding them up at gunpoint, dragging them away by ears and arms.

All the cattle were gone, scared away by the firefight, but there were prisoners, a stumbling herd of them looking remarkably like Akvir and the other Sunseekers, shrieking and wailing as they were forced at gunpoint to jog across the Zona.

April 2, 1964, a group of eight Hell's Angels invaded the home of an Oakland woman, forcing her male friend out of the house at gunpoint and raping the woman in the presence of her three children.

She shows no reaction as we are walked at gunpoint past rusty campers that I suspect are unoccupied for a reason.

For as soon as Sonny heard the leader’s demand he held the three men at gunpoint and had them thoroughly bastinadoed by the bodyguards.

The Ministry of Defense shoved those kids onto my ship at gunpoint and told me to whistle for the cost of transporting them.

And if someone were forcing you out into the woods at gunpoint, why would you take your purse with you?

If we can get the right help, simply to hold the control-room crew at gunpoint if we have to, I suppose, and force them to send us back where we came from.

Still focusing on Amy, she led John at gunpoint across the deserted parking lot.

No one knew what was going on inside his head except that he'd ordered Swigart to keep the surviving civilians together and at gunpoint.

Anyone you were robbing at gunpoint was just as likely to turn over the money whether you said your name was Smith or Jones, and the law would take far longer as they tried to figure out who'd done it.

Robbing a hack at gunpoint isn't exactly in the same league as swallowing goldfish.

He asked to see their leader and was ushered, at gunpoint, to Rolvag without much ado.

It hadn't hurt that Rene had been hysterical, had babbled to everyone, including Claremont and Maguire when they'd arrived, that Jerry was a madman, a murderer, and had forced her at gunpoint to come with him.

At gunpoint they force the chef de train and his co-driver to bring the engine to a halt for a second time.