- an executioner.
Origin of deathsman
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Examples from the Web for deathsman
Nearer and nearer press the populace,—another moment, and the deathsman is defrauded.Zanoni
Edward Bulwer Lytton
From his arms thou shalt start with horror, as from those of thy wronged father's betrayer,—perchance his deathsman!The Last Of The Barons, Complete
Flie lust, as the deathsman of the soule, and defile not the Temple of the holy ghost.