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headhunter


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Head-hunter  \Head"-hunt`er\,  n. 
  A  member  of  any  tribe  or  race  of  savages  who  have  the  custom 
  of  decapitating  human  beings  and  preserving  their  heads  as 
  trophies.  The  Dyaks  of  Borneo  are  the  most  noted 
  head-hunters. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  headhunter 
  n  1:  (informal)  a  recruiter  of  personnel  (especially  for 
  corporations) 
  2:  a  savage  who  cuts  off  and  preserves  the  heads  of  enemies  as 
  trophies  [syn:  {head-shrinker}] 




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