Definition of axman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaksman/
(also axeman)

noun (plural axmen)

1A person who works with an ax: he was like an axman at work in a tangled thicket
More example sentences
  • It's that scene in The Shining when Shelley Duvall stumbles across Jack Nicholson's literary labours, just before he turns into the mad axeman.
  • So there's the famous case of the mad axeman who breaks into your house and is threatening you and is asking where your children are hiding, do you tell the truth?
  • I admire his bravery - I'd be worried about a mad axeman husband turning up on my door if I got up to all that.
2 informal A rock or jazz guitarist.
Example sentences
  • Andy's performance was especially impressive, as the diminutive axeman shifted from chunky rockers to white-soul wah-wahs with effortless dexterity.
  • Ever wondered what happened to the arch axeman of the defunct Ultrasound?
  • He opens with a gorgeous study for prepared guitar, but the bulk of the record is given over to duets with fellow axemen.

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Syllabification: ax·man

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