Fugleman definition

fyo͝ogəl-mən
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A leader, especially a political leader.
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A soldier designated as a guide or model for a company's maneuvers or drills.
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(historical) A soldier expert in drilling, detailed to stand at the head of a unit and serve as a model and guide for others.
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A leader or exemplar.
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The member of a military group who leads the way or demonstrates drill.
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(by extension) A political leader, or a ringleader.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fugleman
Plural:
fuglemen

Origin of fugleman

  • Alteration of German Flügelmann file leader Flügel wing (from Middle High German vlügel pleu- in Indo-European roots) Mann man (from Middle High German man) (from Old High German man-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From earlier flugleman, flugelman, from German Flügelmann (“a file-leader”), from Flügel (“a wing, file”) + Mann (“man”).

    From Wiktionary