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front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawmannoun
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.
In politics, a figurehead is a person who de jure (in name or by law) appears to hold an important and often supremely powerful title or office, yet de facto (in reality) exercises little to no actual power. This usually means that they are head of state, but not head of government. The metaphor derives from the carved figurehead at the prow of a sailing ship.
A figurehead is a person who holds a particular title or position while the real power lies with someone else. This person is often seen as a symbol or representative, rather than an active leader or decision-maker. This term also refers to an ornamental representation, often a bust or a full-length figure, mounted at the front of a ship.
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.
The numerical value of figurehead in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of figurehead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
This isn't over just because Takeda decided to step down, in my impression, he seemed to be just a figurehead.
The Pope needs to take responsibility for the actions of Pope John Paul II clergy, although Leo Varadkar hopefully hasn't had any involvement in the abuse, Leo Varadkar is the figurehead for the church, so it's Leo Varadkar responsibility to promise action and retribution for the people who have been wronged.
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!
I'm not a figurehead for anything. I was a single mom with two kids. What else was I going to do? It was either be in a band or be a waitress.
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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- hombre de paja, testaferro, mascarón de proa, figura decorativaSpanish
- figure de proueFrench
- fantoccio, prestanome, uomo di paglia, polenaItalian
- pākurukuru, pītauMāori
- номинальный глава, гальюнная фигура, подставное лицо, носовое украшениеRussian
- förgrundsgestalt, galjonsfigur, galjonsbildSwedish
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