Definitions

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  • noun A man who wields an axe.
  • noun informal, music A musician who plays a guitar or saxophone.

Etymologies

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axe + man

Examples

  • Instead of the calling the axeman, Herod funds a political action committee and begins oppositional research.

    Where's your dancer?

  • The specter of death lingers over the entire film, both figuratively with Tommy Lee Jones as a corporate "axeman" sent to close down the show after one last performance and literally, in the form of Virginia Madsen's angel in a white trenchcoat, a noirish avatar of death who Altman credits as the "Dangerous Woman" even though she's given an actual name in the film.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • The specter of death lingers over the entire film, both figuratively with Tommy Lee Jones as a corporate "axeman" sent to close down the show after one last performance and literally, in the form of Virginia Madsen's angel in a white trenchcoat, a noirish avatar of death who Altman credits as the "Dangerous Woman" even though she's given an actual name in the film.

    A Prairie Home Companion

  • Katy Perry into the spirit of things by pulling an 'axeman' face as she announces the best rock band Grammy nominees.

    Home

  • He also revealed that he once branded Mr Blair 'a Tory 'to his face and regards Gordon Brown as a political' axeman '.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Though it's hard to even mention without circling back around to our lead axeman, Dougie.

    CfK

  • Clearly, Big Dave's axeman took no pleasure in the occasion.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • The first boulder smashed down atop a charr axeman.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • The first boulder smashed down atop a charr axeman.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • But when the axeman cometh, so too does the autumn sun, the birds and the green shoots of a new generation

    A life less ordinary: Tobias Jones

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