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From axe + man.
axeman (plural axemen)
- A man who wields an axe.
- (informal, music) A musician who plays a guitar or saxophone.
- 1981, Kurt Loder, "Rolling Stone ," Anchorage Daily News / King Features Syndicate, 18 June, p. G6:
- Ex-Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry has finished recording his first solo effort, "I've Got the Rock 'n' Rolls Again."