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fugleman

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noun fu·gle·man \ˈfyü-gəl-mən\

Definition of fugleman

  1. 1 :  a trained soldier formerly posted in front of a line of soldiers at drill to serve as a model in their exercises

  2. 2 :  one at the head or forefront of a group or movement



Origin of fugleman

modification of German Flügelmann, from Flügel wing + Mann man


First Known Use: 1804


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