fugleman

fugleman

[fyoo-guhl-muhn]
noun, plural fuglemen.
1.
(formerly) a soldier placed in front of a military company as a good model during training drills.
2.
a person who heads a group, company, political party, etc.; a leader or manager.

Origin:
1795–1805; < German Flügelmann literally, flank man

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fugleman (ˈfjuːɡəlmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  (formerly) a soldier used as an example for those learning drill
2.  any person who acts as a leader or example
 
[C19: from German Flügelmann, from Flügel wing, flank + Mannman]

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