Definition of "axman" []

  • One who wields an ax. (noun)
  • Slang One assigned to perform a task involving ruthless reduction, as of a work force or budget. (noun)
  • Slang One who plays a guitar or saxophone, especially in a band or for hire. (noun)

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Use "axman" in a sentence
  • "Lurking behind every chance to be made whole by fame is the axman of further dismemberment."
  • "If you doan lyke being called GF would Start-man be bedder or axman or Tele or LesPaul custom or rickenbacher flyin vee or sumfin along dose lines?"
  • "Banokles jumped clear, launching himself at the axman."