Among certain savage tribes, the practice of making incursions for the purpose of procuring human heads as trophies or for use in religious ceremonies. (noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "head-hunting" in a sentence
"I've seen a few unlikely things in these Solomons -- rats two feet long, butterflies the Commissioner hunts with a shot-gun, ear-ornaments that would shame the devil, and head-hunting devils that make the devil look like an angel."
"It was commissioned by a medical “head-hunting” firm that would lose their dirty money under the proposed legislation."
"She sits on five boards, has run a head-hunting business in the area for decades and can't walk down the street without bumping into someone she knows."