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fugleman

[fyoo-guh l-muh n] /ˈfyu gəl mən/
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
1795-1805; < German Flügelmann literally, flank man
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fugleman

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