- Historical a soldier expert in drilling, detailed to stand at the head of a unit and serve as a model and guide for others
- a leader or exemplar
Origin of fuglemanaltered by dissimilation ; from German flügelmann, file-leader, literally , wing-man ; from flügel, wing + mann, man
- A leader, especially a political leader.
- A soldier designated as a guide or model for a company's maneuvers or drills.
Origin of fuglemanAlteration of German Fl&udie;gelmann, file leader : Fl&udie;gel, wing (from Middle High German vl&udie;gel; see pleu- in Indo-European roots) + Mann, man (from Middle High German man, from Old High German; see man-1 in Indo-European roots).