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axman

[aks-muh n]
noun, plural ax·men.
  1. a person who wields an ax.
  2. Informal. hatchet man.
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Origin of axman

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75; ax + -man
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  • If I were fit to stay and work for you––as an axman––anything!

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • Where Ruth stood she cocked her head to listen to the strokes of the axman.

  • If this young man Jones is any kind of an axman, he and I can cut the trees and build the pen in half a day.

    Jack the Young Trapper

    George Bird Grinnell

  • Evidently Casey was disappointed not to get another cursing, for he turned to his comrade, McDermott, an axman.

  • The axman brought down his blade with his full strength three times, and the fibers of the tree cracked and began to give way.

    The Boy With the U. S. Survey

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler