headsman
noun Date: 1600 one that beheads ; executioner

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  • Headsman — Heads man (h[e^]dz man), n.; pl. {Headsmen} ( men). An executioner who cuts off heads. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Headsman — est un super vilain créé par Marvel Comics. Il est apparu pour la première fois dans Untold tales of Spider Man #8, en 1996. Origines On ignore tout du passé de Cleavon Twain excepté le fait que c est un ancien membre d un gang de motard. Il fut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • headsman — executioner, c.1600, from genitive of HEAD (Cf. head) (n.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.). Used earlier in sense chief, leader (c.1400) …   Etymology dictionary

  • headsman — [hedz′mən] n. pl. headsmen [hedz′mən] [ME heddysman < heddys, hefdes (gen. of hede, heved, HEAD) + MAN] an executioner who beheads those condemned to die …   English World dictionary

  • headsman — /hedz meuhn/, n., pl. headsmen. a public executioner who beheads condemned persons. Also, headman. [1595 1605; HEAD + S1 + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • headsman — noun An executioner whose method of dispatching the condemned is decapitation. And of those base minded jesters or buffons, some have beene seene, that even at the point of death would never leave their jesting and scoffing. He whom the heads man …   Wiktionary

  • headsman — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. hangman, beheader, public executioner; see killer …   English dictionary for students

  • headsman — n. executioner who cuts off people s heads; leader (Rare) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headsman — noun (plural headsmen) historical 1》 an executioner who beheaded prisoners. 2》 a person in command of a whaling boat …   English new terms dictionary

  • headsman — n. Executioner …   New dictionary of synonyms

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