Part of speech: noun

One who executes a death sentence.

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Usage examples "executioner":

  1. The executioner approached the prostrate chief. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  2. That would bring a sort of relief, yet for her sake he must let me be my own executioner, that it might end there. - "The Portal of Dreams", Charles Neville Buck.
  3. The executioner gave a signal. - "The Crystal Stopper", Maurice LeBlanc.