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.
- A savage who cuts off the heads of his enemies, and preserves them as trophies.
- One who recruits senior personnel for a company.
- A pitcher who throws at the batter's head.
- A player who uses a hockey stick to attempt to strike an opponent's head.