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Strawman definition

The first of the series of DoD requirements that led to Ada (Woodenman, Tinman, Ironman, Steelman). Strawman was produced by the HOLWG in Apr 1975.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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1. a person used as a cover for some questionable activity [syn: front man
2. a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted [syn: straw man
3. an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds [syn: scarecrow
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