gunpoint gunpoint  /ˈɡən ˌpɔ ɪnt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the gun muzzle's direction

Usage(s):

  1. Built in Soviet-bloc Yugoslavia, the Yugo had the distinct feeling of something assembled at gunpoint.
  2. Unlike Phil Spector, who allegedly motivated the Ramones by having them play at gunpoint, Rubin is neither crazy nor intimidating.
  3. At gunpoint they forced the driver, Julio Ortiz Molina, to take them up a remote mountain road.

News

  1. Two men accused of robbing people at gunpoint in stolen minivan, leading cops on chase in West Palm Beach

    Two 20-year-old men remain in jail after they allegedly robbed two people at gunpoint and then crashed a stolen vehicle while leading police on a chase in West Palm Beach earlier this week.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

  2. Convenience store robbed at gunpoint on Far East Side

    A convenience store on Madison's Far East Side was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Wisconsin State Journal

  3. Man abducted at gunpoint, robbed in Monona, police say

    A 26-year-old man was abducted at gunpoint in Monona and robbed by three men, who then pushed him out of their van and drove off, police reported.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wisconsin State Journal

Quotes

  1. "Now he has got his decision at gunpoint" and may soon make concessions, Iqbal said.
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Allama Iqbal Source: FOXNews

  2. And more recently, but still POC, Romney told the Lowell Sun in March 2006, "I don't believe in rounding up 11 million people and forcing them at gunpoint from our country. With these 11 million people, let's have them registered, know who they are....
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Boston Herald

  3. "We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint," Centanni told Fox. "Don't get me wrong here. I have the highest respect for Islam, and I learned a lot of good things about it, but it was something we felt we had to do because they had the...
    on Aug 27, 2006 By: Steve Centanni Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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