noun, plural heads·men.
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Maybe this hip-hop headsman really is the man in black with the little knife in the film.ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley|Christopher Dickey|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As that other voice of his was worthier a headsman than a head when he wished the people of Rome had but one neck.Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter|Ben Jonson
Now the time is up,” bawled the King; “come hither, headsman, and take off his head.East of the Sun and West of the Moon|Peter Christen Asbjrnsen
I have seen the axe fall, the axe which I put into the headsman's hands.The Black Douglas|S. R. Crockett
Now let me tell you that if I am not allowed to get to the Prince's heart yet I will stand in the way of the headsman's sword.The Golden Age in Transylvania|Mr Jkai
There is a hush—a stillness of the grave—for the very headsman trembles as the horrible blade falls—anon, a moment's delay.