noun, plural heads·men.
Origin of headsman
Examples from the Web for headsman
And above the condemned sinner towered the form of the avenger of sin—the headsman.
An angel proclaiming remission of sins in the house of the headsman!
Rudolph, professor of the headsman's trade, Alike was famous for his arm and blade.
The King's head, held up to the people by the headsman, was greeted with the shouts of the multitude.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
The headsman has bought them for his wife, and she has not worn them once yet.Pretty Michal|Mr Jkai