2. [syn: headhunter, head-shrinker]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Head-hunter \Head"-hunt`er\ (h[e^]d"h[u^]nt`[~e]r), 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
2. A person whose profession is to find executives to fill
open positions in corporations; an executive personnel
recruiter; also, a company that performs a similar
[PJC] -- Head"-hunt`ing, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a recruiter of personnel (especially for corporations)
2: a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as
trophies [syn: headhunter, head-shrinker]