noun Etymology: modification of German Flügelmann, from Flügel wing + Mann man Date: 1804 1. a trained soldier formerly posted in front of a line of soldiers at drill to serve as a model in their exercises 2. one at the head or forefront of a group or movement

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  • Fugleman — Fu gle*man, n.; pl. {Fuglemen}. [G. fl[ u]gelmann file leader; fl[ u]gel wing (akin to E. fly) + mann man. Cf. {Flugrelman}.] 1. (Mil.) A soldier especially expert and well drilled, who takes his place in front of a military company, as a guide… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fugleman — (from the German Flügelmann , the man on the Flügel or wing; wingman), properly a military term for a soldier who is selected to act as guide, and posted generally on the flanks with the duty of directing the march in the required line, or of… …   Wikipedia

  • fugleman — [fyo͞o′gəl mən] n. pl. fuglemen [fyo͞o′gəlmən] [altered by dissimilation < Ger flügelmann, file leader, lit., wing man < flügel, wing + mann, man] 1. Historical a soldier expert in drilling, detailed to stand at the head of a unit and serve …   English World dictionary

  • fugleman — /fyooh geuhl meuhn/, n., pl. fuglemen. 1. (formerly) a soldier placed in front of a military company as a good model during training drills. 2. a person who heads a group, company, political party, etc.; a leader or manager. [1795 1805; < G… …   Universalium

  • fugleman — noun a) The member of a military group who leads the way or demonstrates drill b) A political leader, or a ringleader …   Wiktionary

  • fugleman — Synonyms and related words: A per se, Mahdi, ace, ancestor, announcer, antecedent, antetype, antitype, archetype, avant garde, bell cow, bell mare, bellwether, biotype, born leader, boss, buccinator, bushwhacker, champion, charismatic leader,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fugleman — fu·gle·man || fjuːglmÉ™n n. leader and spokesman; (Archaic) soldier posted in front of a military line to serve as a model during drills …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fugleman — [ fju:g(ə)lmən] noun (plural fuglemen) 1》 historical a soldier who stands in front of a regiment or company to act as a model in demonstrating drilling exercises. 2》 a leader or spokesperson. Origin C19: from Ger. Flügelmann leader of the file …   English new terms dictionary

  • fugleman — n. File leader, director, flugelman, coryphaeus …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fugleman — fu·gle·man …   English syllables

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