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  • n. Plural form of knifeman.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It is difficult to imagine a Jew in Hollywood — each one more self-conscious than the next — portraying Jews as vengeance-seeking knifemen.

    Hollywood’s Jewish Avenger

  • Needless to say, judging by what I have read in the TLS, many have not yet accepted the inevitable, cannot agree among themselves let alone with anyone else, do not want to proffer their own agenda for cuts and are still going to be arguing when the knifemen come knocking.

    Scalpel, machete, razor, bread knife

  • The real meaning, said Paul Macek, a historian in Webster, a community of about 17,000 just northwest of where Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts intersect, is "English knifemen and Nipmuck Indians at the boundary or neutral fishing place."

    languagehat.com: SOME JUST CALL IT WEBSTER.

  • When her husband, who was working nightshift at the time of the attack, returned to the fire-damaged house early Tuesday morning, he was attacked by three knifemen believed to have been involved in the shooting of his family hours before.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The older wench hired a bevy of knifemen to see that Emilio would have nothing to offer another woman.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • The jury was told how the two knifemen "howled" throughout the attack to intimidate their victims.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Telegraph View: Policemen face many dangers, from robbers to knifemen, but the biggest threat to healthy and safety seems to be their bikes.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Lee, known as the "Baron of Tsim Sha Tsui East," was run down by a van and then hacked to death outside the five-star Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel by three knifemen following in a car.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Lee Tai-lung, 44, known as the "Baron of Tsim Sha Tsui East," was run down by a van and then hacked to death by three knifemen travelling in a car behind outside the five-star Kowloon Shangri-la.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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