- to cut off the head of; kill or execute by decapitation.
- Geology. (of a pirate stream) to divert the headwaters of (a river, stream, etc.).
Origin of behead
Examples from the Web for beheader
Contemporary Examples of beheader
Another fighter has on a black mask such as a beheader would wear and now begins to undress to join Crawford and their pals.ISIS Has a Bigger Coalition Than We Do
October 15, 2014
Historical Examples of beheader
The paddle end had been used as a shovel, beheader and shell-cracker.Little Fuzzy
Henry Beam Piper
- (tr) to remove the head from; decapitate
Word Origin for behead
Old English beheafdian, from be-, here with privative force, + heafod (see head (n.)). Related: Beheaded; beheading.