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hatchet man

hatchet man

 
pronunciation:
hae chiht maen
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) a person hired by another to commit murder.
He was valued by the mob as a hatchet man.
similar words:
assassin
definition 2: a person assigned to carry out a disagreeable or unscrupulous task for a superior.
I was fired by the boss's hatchet man.Their hatchet man falsified the record.
definition 3: a writer or critic who maliciously attacks people to destroy their reputations.