What does the word executioner mean?

Usage examples for executioner

  1. The executioner approached the prostrate chief. – The Scottish Chiefs by 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 by Charles Neville Buck
  3. The executioner gave a signal. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc