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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A man hired by a crime syndicate as a professional killer.
  • n. Slang A hatchet man.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who kills for a living; a hired assassin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A professional murderer, esp. one working for a criminal organization; also called torpedo.
  • n. A slanderer working for political purposes to damage the reputation of an opponent; a hatchet man.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a professional killer who uses a gun
  • n. a professional killer who uses a gun

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