No. The word "gunman" originated in the early 17th century, when accurate, portable, personal fierarms were still a relatively new technology. A "gun man" could mean anyone who was trained and proficient in the use of these weapons, but it soon came to be used most commonly for people who used them illegally. A gunman was a new kind of criminal. A small firearm that could be concealed gave a robber or murderer a tremendous advantage over his victim. We don't need a special word for a criminal who attacks with a sword, a knife, a cudgel, a garrotte, his fists, feet, teeth, etc. All of these require the attacker to come close, so the victim has at least some opportunity to defend himself. But a person can be shot to death without even knowing it's happening. A bullet travels faster than the speed of sound, so the victim is dead before he hears the shot. We do have the word swordsman because it takes considerable strength, training and practice to become proficient with that weapon. And of course an archer is a person who is skilled with a bow and arrow, although that weapon is not commonly used by criminals, especially in the 21st century. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! I'm not sure spears and pikes are used at all anymore.