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.
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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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