Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
noun pl. strongmen
- one who performs feats of strength, as in a circus
- one who rules a country with absolute power; dictator
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A powerful, influential political figure who exercises leadership and control by force.
- One who performs feats of strength, as at a circus.