axman

[ aks-muh n ]
/ ˈæks mən /
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noun, plural ax·men.

a person who wields an ax.
Informal. hatchet man.

Nearby words

  1. axis traction,
  2. axis-traction forceps,
  3. axisymmetric,
  4. axle,
  5. axletree,
  6. axminster carpet,
  7. axo-,
  8. axoaxonic,
  9. axodendritic,
  10. axofugal

Origin of axman

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75; ax + -man

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