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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who wields an ax.
  • noun Slang One assigned to perform a task involving ruthless reduction, as of a work force or budget.
  • noun Slang One who plays a guitar or saxophone, especially in a band or for hire.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who wields an ax; one employed in chopping; a woodman.
  • noun Formerly, a soldier whose weapon was an ax.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who wields an ax.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of axeman.

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