Definitions for figureheadˈfɪg yərˌhɛd
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front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawman(noun)
a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
figure on the bow of some sailing vessels
A carved figure on the prow of a sailing ship.
Someone in a nominal position of leadership who has no actual power; a front or front man.
the figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship
a person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief
A figurehead is a carved wooden decoration found at the prow of ships largely made between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I thought it was a wonderfully conceptual act actually, to fire a replica pistol at a figurehead -- the guy could have been working for Andy Warhol!
You can learn it without playing, but I think for the first woman to be kind of that figurehead, I think they'll have to kind of see the highlights, kind of be without a doubt, like this was a ballplayer and I respect this person beyond gender. I respect them for what they did for the game. I think when you have that, it will open up the doors and make them more receptive.
Translations for figurehead
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- figura decorativa, mascarón de proa, testaferro, hombre de pajaSpanish
- figure de proueFrench
- polena, fantoccio, prestanome, uomo di pagliaItalian
- pākurukuru, pītauMāori
- номинальный глава, гальюнная фигура, подставное лицо, носовое украшениеRussian
- galjonsfigur, galjonsbild, förgrundsgestaltSwedish
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