Definitions

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  • n. A man who uses, or is armed with, a bill or hooked axe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who uses, or is armed with, a bill or hooked ax.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soldier or civic guardsman of former times armed with a bill.
  • n. A laborer who uses a bill for cutting.

Etymologies

bill +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The English bowman, or billman, who carried a large axe or bill, was a strong, healthy, well-fed man; and though he had not perfect freedom, according to our modern acceptation of the term, he had an existence worth struggling for, and not entirely at the command of an imperious lord.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 461 Volume 18, New Series, October 30, 1852

  • Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman. com and starbeacon. com.

    The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio Home Page

  • On 9 / 11 / 2008 6: 01: 00 PM, Anonymous said: hey billman you forgot to mention your own stupidity writing so extensively on other people's .. why don't you take your angry self drink some coolaid and work for the obama campaign or should i say the jesus campaign

    AltWeeklies.com Site Feed

  • ` oh, how i miss the billman. also, i still blame you for all of this ...

    The Clog

  • "Well, I'm two and thirty, and have never been in the fray: a kind of nondescript, half scholar, and by nature half billman or bowman or musketeer; if I'm worth anything, London's the field for me.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

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