axeman

US axman

/ (ˈæksmən) /

noun plural -men

a man who wields an axe, esp to cut down trees
a person who makes cuts in expenditure or services, esp on behalf of anotherthe chancellor's axeman
US slang a man who plays a musical instrument, esp a guitar

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