hatchet man

Definitions of hatchet man
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n a professional killer

Synonyms:
iceman
Type of:
liquidator, manslayer, murderer
a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

n one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior

Synonyms:
enforcer
Type of:
assistant, help, helper, supporter
a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

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