fugleman

[ fyoo-guh l-muh n ]
/ ˈfyu gəl mən /

noun, plural fu·gle·men.

(formerly) a soldier placed in front of a military company as a good model during training drills.
a person who heads a group, company, political party, etc.; a leader or manager.

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Origin of fugleman

First recorded in 1795–1805, fugleman is from the German word Flügelmann literally, flank man
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British Dictionary definitions for fugleman

fugleman
/ (ˈfjuːɡəlmən) /

noun plural -men

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

Word Origin for fugleman

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