Meaning of “executioner” in the English Dictionary

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"executioner" in British English

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executionernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌek.sɪˈkjuː.ʃən.ər/ us /ˌek.səˈkjuː.ʃən.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • The executioner approached to throw the rope over the neck of his victim. 
  • The executioner intimated that the moment of execution had arrived, and that they must part. 
  • The executioners, too, are picked out from among the strongest men, and are so well trained that they never miss a blow. 

(Definition of “executioner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)