beheader

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be- +‎ head +‎ -er

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beheader ‎(plural beheaders)

  1. One who beheads or decapitates.
    • 2009 August 19, Dwight Garner, “Fox Hunter, Party Animal, Leftist Warrior”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Hunt is so successful at the first goal that the big takeaway of “Marx’s General” may be that Engels, best known as a ruthless party tactician, comes across as the Mario Batali of international communism: a jovial man of outsize appetites who was referred to by his son-in-law as “the great beheader of Champagne bottles.”

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