headman

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Headman \Head"man'\ (h[e^]d"m[a^]n'), noun; pl. {Headmen} (-m[e^]n'). [AS. he['a]fodman.] A head or leading man, especially of a village community. Headmold shot

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

headman

noun

1: an executioner who beheads the condemned person [syn: {headsman}, {headman}]

2: the head of a tribe or clan [syn: {headman}, {tribal chief}, {chieftain}, {chief}]


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