Definitions

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

  • noun An executioner, especially one who executes by beheading.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A chief person; a head man.
  • noun One who cuts off the heads of condemned persons; a public executioner.
  • noun A laborer in a colliery who conveys the coal from the workings to the horseway.

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

  • noun An executioner who cuts off heads.

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

  • noun An executioner whose method of dispatching the condemned is decapitation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an executioner who beheads the condemned person

Etymologies

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From head’s +‎ man.

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