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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An executioner who decapitates the condemned person.

Usage examples (33)
  • 'Henceforward you shall no longer be called the headsman, but the last of the judges.'
  • The executioner who is called a headsman then walks forward approaching the chair from the rear.
  • So he called the headsman and bade him strike off
  • "Gobseck is a banker, just as the headsman is a doctor. for more
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