(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n., slang, trigger man, torpedo. See evildoer.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. killer, thug, gangster; see criminal .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
killer, triggerman, assassin. see murderer

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