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figurehead

[ fig-yer-hed ]SEE DEFINITION OF figurehead

Synonyms for figurehead

  • cipher
  • nonentity
  • puppet
  • front
  • mouthpiece
  • nothing
  • token
  • nominal head
  • straw boss
  • straw person
  • titular head
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FIGUREHEAD

A carver in the neighborhood engaged to make the figurehead.

Got a figurehead for the porch too, and I'll have an anchor for the gate before I'm done.

This gives an air of unreality, a figurehead and type character.

Is she merely a figurehead to take orders from the visiting physician?

Some of them had white bands encircling the throat of this figurehead.

I shall provide the figurehead for the San Cristobal myself.

Oh, I cannot; it's not every man who could buy the ship, and it's her figurehead I want.

It was the carved Valkyrie maiden that had been the Spray's figurehead.

Doth she not carry a blue pennant, and hath she not a gilt siren for figurehead?

We placed at the foot of the captains grave the figurehead of his vessel.

WORD ORIGIN

1765, from figure (n.) + head (n.). Originally the ornament on the bow of a ship; sense of "leader without real authority" is first attested 1883.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FIGUREHEAD

puppet

nounperson or toy manipulated by another
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