noun, plural head·men [hed-muh n, -men] /ˈhɛd mən, -ˌmɛn/.

  1. a chief or leader.
  2. headsman.

noun plural -men

  1. anthropol a chief or leader
  2. a foreman or overseer

“chief man, leader,” Old English heafodman; see head (adj.) + man (n.). Cognate with German Hauptmann “captain.”

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