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frontman

[fruhnt-man]
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noun, plural front·men [fruhnt-men] /ˈfrʌntˌmɛn/.
  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.
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Also especially for 2, front man.

Origin of frontman

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; front + man1
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