American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A leader, especially a political leader.
- n. Archaic A soldier who once served as a guide and model for his company.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A soldier specially expert and well drilled, who takes his place in front of a military company as an example or model to the others in their exercises; a file-leader.
- n. Hence One who takes the initiative in any movement, and sets an example for others to follow; particularly, one who acts as the mouthpiece or in the interest of another or others; a ringleader.
- n. The member of a military group who leads the way or demonstrates drill
- n. by extension A political leader, or a ringleader
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mil.) A soldier especially expert and well drilled, who takes his place in front of a military company, as a guide for the others in their exercises; a file leader. He originally stood in front of the right wing.
- n. Jocose Hence, one who leads the way.
- n. a leader and organizer and spokesman (especially a political leader)
- Alteration of German Flügelmann, file leader : Flügel, wing (from Middle High German vlügel; see pleu- in Indo-European roots) + Mann, man (from Middle High German man, from Old High German; see man-1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A vote of thanks to the government, and three times three cheers, with Mr. Cobden as "fugleman," ended the great Peace Congress of 1849.”
“Besides the old "fugleman", there were several other patriarchs, who now advanced into the water to perform the office of fishermen.”
“Imám, artistes or fugleman, lit. “one who stands before others;” and his bows and prostrations give the time to the congregation.”
“Whenever he varied this attitude in the slightest degree — so much as by the gentlest motion of his arm — the uproar was certain to increase, not merely there, but in the lobby below; from which place no doubt, some man who acted as fugleman to the rest, was constantly looking up and watching him.”
“‘One cheer more,’ screamed the little fugleman in the balcony, and out shouted the mob again, as if lungs were cast – iron, with steel works.”
“David Brooks, as loyal an administration fugleman as you will find, asks, Would it be illegal for more people on the left to actually be happy that a story slurring Americans may turn out to be unproven?”
“Bellston was as shy, or rather as averse, as any of the tenantry themselves, to acting the part of fugleman.”
“When I looked round, I saw that treacherous villain, Hunsden acting as fugleman.”
“But how much better than the barren triumph of being the unconscious fugleman of so glittering a popularity must have been the sense of being one of the first that ever burst from our rude island upon that secluded little”
“In such conditions the war seemed as great a folly as my sham leadership a crime; and, sending for our sheikhs, I was about to resign myself and my pretensions into their puzzled hands, when the fugleman announced a train.”
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