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axman

[aks-muh n] /ˈæks mən/
noun, plural axmen.
1.
a person who wields an ax.
2.
Informal. hatchet man.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75 Americanism; ax + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for axman

axeman

/ˈæksmən/
noun (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.
(US, slang) a man who plays a musical instrument, esp a guitar
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axman

noun

A guitarist, especially one who plays in a band or group: learned guitar from Fats Domino's axman

[1976+ Jazz and rock music]


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