- a performer, as a singer, who leads a musical group.
- a person who serves as the nominal head of an organization and who represents it publicly.
Also especially for 2, front man.
Origin of frontman
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Examples from the Web for frontman
Were there parts of being a frontman before that were particularly dysphoria-inducing?Laura Jane Grace’s Trans Punk Rebellion
October 10, 2014
The sultry chanteuse enraged the daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain with comments she made about wanting to die young.Lana Del Rey’s Silly Death Wish and the Perils of Pop Artifice
June 24, 2014
Kyle Henderson, 24, frontman for Desert Noises, quit his job and “went for it” with his bandmates.Living by the Bonnaroo Code
Daniel G. Hill
June 12, 2014
And let us not forget the long-awaited memoirs of ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey.Hatchet Job of the Year 2014 Shortlist Announced
January 19, 2014
Twenty-five years later, one can presume that the former Smiths frontman is experiencing a rare moment of good cheer.The Ultimate Anti-Thatcher Playlist
The Daily Beast
April 8, 2013