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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Definitions for fugleman

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

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Citations for fugleman
As with the Marquesans to-day, they had a fugleman, or leader, in all songs, who introduced the subject in a prologue, and occasionally gave the cue to a change. Frederick O’Brien, Mystic Isles of the South Seas, 1921
We then greeted it with three cheers, I myself acting as fugleman, and the tidings sped down the column on the wings of the wind. Jacob Dolson Cox, Military Reminiscences of the Civil War, Volume II, November 1863–June 1865
Origin of fugleman
Fugleman comes from the German word Flügelmann which literally means "flank man."