noun, plural head·men [hed-muh n, -men] /ˈhɛd mən, -ˌmɛn/.
Examples from the Web for headman
Their head-quarters is Tuticorin, and their headman is called Talavan.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Moussa-ag-Amastan, headman of the clan, awaited the newcomers at first with a certain trepidation in spite of his warrior blood.Black Man's Burden|Dallas McCord Reynolds
The stern face and glittering eyes indicated clearly that the headman would die before he said more about the attackers.The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin
This headman had also had addresses delivered in the village for the first time.The Foundations of Japan|J.W. Robertson Scott
Then, as the headman hurried up: "Get me the box of medicines, quick!"The Leopard Woman|Stewart Edward White