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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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