from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A powerful, influential political figure who exercises leadership and control by force.
  • noun One who performs feats of strength, as at a circus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A performer who demonstrates feats of strength.
  • noun A man who competes in contests of physical strength.
  • noun A forceful or brutal person, usually applied to a ruler or tyrant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a man who performs feats of strength at a fair or circus
  • noun a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence


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