Figurehead meaning

fĭg'yər-hĕd'
(by extension) Someone in a nominal position of leadership who has no actual power; a front or front man.
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A carved figure on the prow of a ship.
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A person given a position of nominal leadership but having no actual authority.
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A carved figure on the bow of a ship.
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A person put in a position of leadership because of name, rank, etc., but having no real power, authority, or responsibility.
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(nautical) A carved figure on the prow of a sailing ship.
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