What does figurehead mean?

Definitions for figureheadˈfɪg yərˌhɛd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word figurehead.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawman(noun)

    a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

  2. figurehead(noun)

    figure on the bow of some sailing vessels

Wiktionary

  1. figurehead(Noun)

    A carved figure on the prow of a sailing ship.

  2. figurehead(Noun)

    Someone in a nominal position of leadership who has no actual power; a front or front man.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Figurehead(noun)

    the figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship

  2. Figurehead(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Figurehead

    A figurehead is a carved wooden decoration found at the prow of ships largely made between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of figurehead in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of figurehead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J. G. Ballard:

    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!

  2. Alvin Tan:

    The 'out' camp were struggling to get a figurehead who was popular and Boris has given them that boost, i think there is genuine worry that Britain might vote to leave and the uncertainty is going to rise into the referendum.

  3. Jen Welter:

    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.

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Translations for figurehead

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • GalionsfigurGerman
  • ξόανοGreek
  • figura decorativa, mascarón de proa, testaferro, hombre de pajaSpanish
  • keulakuvaFinnish
  • figure de proueFrench
  • polena, fantoccio, prestanome, uomo di pagliaItalian
  • pākurukuru, pītauMāori
  • boegbeeldDutch
  • figurantPolish
  • номинальный глава, гальюнная фигура, подставное лицо, носовое украшениеRussian
  • galjonsfigur, galjonsbild, förgrundsgestaltSwedish

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