head-hunting(redirected from head-huntings)
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1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the practice among certain peoples of removing the heads of slain enemies and preserving them as trophies
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the recruitment, esp through an agency, of executives from one company to another, often rival, company
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) slang US the destruction or neutralization of political opponents