headman definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. headmen
- a leader, chief, or overseer
- Rare a headsman
Origin: Middle English hevidmon ; from Old English heafodmann
headman definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The chief man especially of a tribal or traditional village.
- A headsman.