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fugleman

[ fyoo-guhl-muhn ]

noun

, plural fu·gle·men.
  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.


fugleman

/ ˈfjuːɡəlmən /

noun

  1. (formerly) a soldier used as an example for those learning drill
  2. any person who acts as a leader or example


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fugleman1

First recorded in 1795–1805, fugleman is from the German word Flügelmann literally, flank man
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fugleman1

C19: from German Flügelmann , from Flügel wing, flank + Mann man
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Example Sentences

He served under the British with the Sutherland fencibles, and afterwards as fugleman in the royals.

See, at a given signal of an extraordinary fugleman, how they all rise; at another signal how they hustle down.

At every thirteenth stroke of his pick, the fugleman otter tapped with his tail on the monument.

Fugleman otter leaped down, and seizing the supplemental pick between his teeth, mouthed it over to the digger.

I stood from my work, the better to observe the enemy's movements, and kept my eye upon the fugleman.

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