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or ax·man (ăks′mən)
n. pl axe·men or ax·men (ăks′mĕn′)
1. One who wields an axe.
2. Slang One assigned to perform a task involving ruthless reduction, as of a workforce or budget.
3. Slang One who plays a guitar or saxophone, especially in a band or for hire.
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(ˈæksmən) or


n, pl -men
1. a man who wields an axe, esp to cut down trees
2. a person who makes cuts in expenditure or services, esp on behalf of another: the chancellor's axeman.
3. (Pop Music) slang US a man who plays a musical instrument, esp a guitar
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