hit man(redirected from a hit man)
Someone who is hired to kill someone; a professional assassin. The woman was arrested when the hit man she tried to hire turned out to be an undercover police officer.
1. n. a hired killer. (Underworld.) Sam was the perfect hit man. Hardly any brains or conscience.
2. n. a man hired by a helpless addict to inject drugs. (see also pinch hitter.) Harry the Horse refuses to be a hit man. He says that’s not what he does best.