also man-killer, early 15c., from man (n.) + killer. Old English words for this were manslaga, manslieht.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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  • In January, 1880, the “Kid” added another notch on the handle of his pistol as a mankiller.

  • This type of dynamo has gained the name for itself of "mankiller," as its voltage becomes enormous at full load.

    Electricity for the farm

    Frederick Irving Anderson