a leader and organizer and spokesman (especially a political leader)
"a fugleman for the radical right"
The member of a military group who leads the way or demonstrates drill
A political leader, or a ringleader
a soldier especially expert and well drilled, who takes his place in front of a military company, as a guide for the others in their exercises; a file leader. He originally stood in front of the right wing
hence, one who leads the way
Origin: [G. flgelmann file leader; flgel wing (akin to E. fly) + mann man. Cf. Flugrelman.]
Fugleman, properly a military term for a soldier who is selected to act as guide, and posted generally on the flanks with the duty of directing the march in the required line, or of giving the time, etc., to the remainder of the unit, which conforms to his movements, in. any military exercise. The word is then applied to a ringleader or one who takes the lead in any movement or concerted movement. These days it is used for a person who is a staunch advocate, a cheerleader, a publicist, or a mouthpiece. Fugalman is an alternative, archaic and potentially regional spelling variant used in Australia in the early 19th century
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fū′gl-man, n. a soldier who stands before a company at drill as an example: a ringleader, mouthpiece of others.—v.i. Fū′gle (Carlyle), to act like a fugleman. [Ger. flügelmann, the leader of a file—flügel, a wing, mann, man.]
a person who heads a group, company, political party, etc.; a leader or manager. (formerly) a soldier placed in front of a military company as a good model during training drills.
As with the Marquesans to-day, they had a fugleman, or leader, in all songs, who introduced the subject in a prologue, and occasionally gave the cue to a change. We then greeted it with three cheers, I myself acting as fugleman, and the tidings sped down the column on the wings of the wind.
The numerical value of fugleman in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of fugleman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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