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frontman

or especially for 2, front man

[fruhnt-man] /ˈfrʌntˌmæn/
noun, plural frontmen
[fruhnt-men] /ˈfrʌntˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
1.
a performer, as a singer, who leads a musical group.
2.
a person who serves as the nominal head of an organization and who represents it publicly.
Origin of frontman
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; front + man1
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  • The front man jumped one way and the woman jumped the same way so he couldn't get by.

    At the Little Brown House Ruth Alberta Brown
  • The front man turned his head until his eyes met the eyes of the man behind.

    White Fang Jack London
  • His hands caught the man behind, lifted across a hip, and heaved, just before the front man reached him.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • They were weary, ragged, lean—seven very tatter-demalions—and the front man led them, tapping the ground with a long stick.

  • When the last, or front man on each team is able to whistle after devouring his crackers, the race ends.

  • Suddenly the front man slipped and the prop fell down in the mud and splashed the thin man from head to foot.

British Dictionary definitions for front man

front man

noun (informal)
1.
a nominal leader of an organization, etc, who lacks real power or authority, esp one who lends respectability to some nefarious activity Gender-neutral form figurehead
2.
the leader or visual focus of a group of musicians, usually the singer
Also called front person
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