how to pronounce headsman

hɛdzmən

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meanings of headsman

noun:

  1. A labourer in a colliery who transports the coal from the workings to the horseway, and who is oftentimes assisted by a younger worker called a foal.
  2. One in command of a whaling vessel.
  3. An executioner whose method of dispatching the condemned is decapitation.
  4. A chief person; a head man.