or strong man

[ strawng-man, strong- ]
/ ˈstrɔŋˌmæn, ˈstrɒŋ- /
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noun, plural strong·men.
a person who performs remarkable feats of strength, as in a circus.
a political leader who controls by force; dictator.
the most powerful or influential person in an organization or business, by reason of skill in the formulation and execution of plans, work, etc.
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Origin of strongman

First recorded in 1855–60; strong + man
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British Dictionary definitions for strongman

/ (ˈstrɒŋˌmæn) /

noun plural -men
a performer, esp one in a circus, who performs feats of strength
any person regarded as a source of power, capability, initiative, etc
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