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 for hit man
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hit man \hit man\ n.
     1. A professional murderer, esp. one working for a criminal
        organization; also called torpedo. [Colloq.]
        [PJC]
  
     2. A slanderer working for political purposes to damage the
        reputation of an opponent; a hatchet man.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hit man
      n 1: a professional killer who uses a gun [syn: gunman,
           gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire,
           triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "hit man":
     Cain, apache, assassin, assassinator, bloodletter, bloodshedder,
     bravo, burker, butcher, button man, cannibal, cutthroat, desperado,
     eradicator, executioner, exterminator, garroter, gorilla, gun,
     gunman, gunsel, gunslinger, hatchet man, head-hunter,
     homicidal maniac, homicide, killer, man-eater, man-killer,
     manslayer, massacrer, matador, murderer, pesticide, poison,
     poisoner, slaughterer, slayer, strangler, thug, torpedo,
     trigger man
  
  

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