headsmen

headsman

[hedz-muhn]
noun, plural headsmen.
a public executioner who beheads condemned persons.
Also, headman.


Origin:
1595–1605; head + 's1 + man1

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headsman (ˈhɛdzmən)
 
n , pl -men
(formerly) an executioner who beheaded condemned persons

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