deathsman

[ deths-muh n ]
/ ˈdɛθs mən /
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noun, plural deaths·men. Archaic.

an executioner.

Nearby words

  1. deathless,
  2. deathlessly,
  3. deathlike,
  4. deathly,
  5. deathplace,
  6. deathtrap,
  7. deathwatch,
  8. deathy,
  9. deattribute,
  10. deattribution

Origin of deathsman

First recorded in 1580–90; death + 's1 + man1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deathsman

  • From his arms thou shalt start with horror, as from those of thy wronged father's betrayer,—perchance his deathsman!

  • Flie lust, as the deathsman of the soule, and defile not the Temple of the holy ghost.

  • Nearer and nearer press the populace,—another moment, and the deathsman is defrauded.

    Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton