axman

axman

[aks-muhn]
noun, plural axmen.
1.
a person who wields an ax.
2.
Informal. hatchet man.

Origin:
1665–75 Americanism; ax + -man

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axeman or (US) axman (ˈæksmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a man who wields an axe, esp to cut down trees
2.  a person who makes cuts in expenditure or services, esp on behalf of another: the chancellor's axeman
3.  slang (US) a man who plays a musical instrument, esp a guitar
 
axman or (US) axman
 
n

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