hatchet man

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hatchet man

n. Slang
1. A man hired to commit murder.
2. One assigned to carry out a ruthless task or a vicious or unscrupulous order.

hatchet man

n
1. a person carrying out unpleasant assignments for an employer or superior
2. US and Canadian a hired murderer
3. a severe or malicious critic

hatch′et man`


n.
1. a professional murderer.
2. a writer or speaker who specializes in defamatory attacks.
3. a person who executes unpleasant tasks for a superior.
[1745–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hatchet man - a professional killerhatchet man - a professional killer    
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
2.hatchet man - one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superiorhatchet man - one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"

hatchet man

noun (Informal) hit man, heavy (slang), killer, gunman, murderer, thug, assassin, destroyer, cut-throat (slang), hired assassin a hatchet man for a famous gangland boss
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For another three days I searched north and south, east and west for the hatchetmen of Caspak; but never a trace of them did I find.
The Hatchetmen are back in the driving seat with David Healy's men relegated to a watching brief; their misery compounded by the fact Coleraine are considered the only realistic threat to a third coronation in four years for the North Belfast men.
It must not allow the issue to be used for political propaganda by Duterte hatchetmen at the expense of properly informing the public with clear scientific data,' she said.
Fans are paying PS200 for the flight plus a coach to Forfar as the Hatchetmen look to book their place in next month's quarter-finals after becoming the first non-Scottish side to play in the tournament last season.
But sub Stephen O'Flynn put Crues back in front in stoppage time to seal all three points for the Hatchetmen.
In the position he plays he's always going to be a target for the SPL boot boys but he takes it as a compliment when the division's hatchetmen single him out for special attention.
The unintended outcomes are 17 Hatchetmen in the morgue with their right arms hacked off by their own cleavers; he saves teens from sex slavery, makes sensational ink and meets a new girlfriend.
Perform all master's dirty work including hatchetmen duty
I know the Italians were the original exponents of man-toman marking, but hatchetmen like Marco Tardelli and Claudio Gentile could play a bit, too.
LITTLE more than a year ago, private equity firms were in the firing line as they struggled against a reputation as greedy hatchetmen profiteering on some of the UK's bestknown corporate names.
PARTY-POOPING Boro dashed the hopes of assorted tabloid hatchetmen and small-screen schedulers when they failed to roll over at Bristol.