- 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 Flügelmann file leader Flügel wing ( from Middle High German vlügel ; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.) Mann man ( from Middle High German man ) ( from Old High German; see man-1 in Indo-European roots.)