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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