Definition of head-counter in US English:

head-counter

noun

US
  • A person who takes a headcount; specifically (a) a census taker; (b) US Politics a person who assesses the number of politicians likely to vote a certain way on a particular issue.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Science News. From head + counter, after headcount.

Pronunciation

head-counter

/ˈhɛdkaʊntə/