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axeman

US axman

noun plural -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 anotherthe chancellor's axeman
  3. US slang a man who plays a musical instrument, esp a guitar
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Examples from the Web for axeman

Historical Examples of axeman

  • This put the axeman on his hands and knees, with face as white as chalk.

    Fighting Byng

    A. Stone

  • Put a plug there, John, addressing an axeman, and tell the boys to chain up.

    Pickett's Gap

    Homer Greene

  • Some day you will meet an axeman face to face, and will find out what you know.

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane

    Charles W. Whistler

  • The axeman strolled after her into the Bush, and then stopped to look hard at her as he uttered an inquiring, “Well?”

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • Time passed with seemingly no effect from the stroke given by the axeman.