a photograph of someone’s face, especially a promotional photograph of a model, actor, or author.
[hedz-muh n] /ˈhɛdz mən/ noun, plural headsmen. 1. a public executioner who beheads condemned persons. /ˈhɛdzmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. (formerly) an executioner who beheaded condemned persons n. “executioner,” c.1600, from genitive of head (n.) + man (n.). Used earlier in sense “chief, leader” (c.1400).
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of cereals and other grasses, characterized by a dark-brown, powdery mass of spores replacing the affected seed heads, caused by any of several smut fungi of the genera Sorosporium, Sphacelotheca, and Ustilago.
noun 1. a gambling game in which a coin is tossed, the winner being the player who guesses which side of the coin will face up when it lands or is caught. 2. the tossing of a coin in this manner to determine a question or choice. An expression used when tossing a coin to […]
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