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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The chief or leader of a tribe or clan; An executioner who decapitates the condemned person.

Usage examples (29)
  • "Oh, Sandi!" called the headman of the boat, as she went lumbering over the clear green swell, "remember us, your servants!"
  • When a "headman" emerges in a hunter-gatherer group, it seems to be that sort of person most of the time.
  • "Now tell us what you found," the headman demanded.
  • Finally, he turned his attention to the headman again. for more
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