[ US /ˈfɪɡjɝˌhɛd/ ]
[ UK /fˈɪɡəhˌɛd/ ]
  1. figure on the bow of some sailing vessels
  2. a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
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How To Use figurehead In A Sentence

  • She is truly formidable (in the French sense of the word), rather like one of those fantastic figureheads on a tall ship.
  • It is essential that diversity leaders be more than figureheads if they are to provide transformative leadership to their campuses.
  • But who can be sure that having your political figurehead at the 45-minute presentation is a vote-winner?
  • More resonantly, Joan, due to her chastity, courage, chivalry, piety and intelligence, personified an exceptional female figurehead.
  • The new leader may as a mere figurehead for a cluster of generals and other bosses.
  • He is a figurehead, the hard-drinking leader who gives the gang what they want in exchange for loyalty and service.
  • The Pakistani schoolgirl has become a global figurehead. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was much more genuine and soft spoken than any of us expected, nothing like the verbose figurehead I'd come to expect.
  • But it will now be purely in an ambassadorial role rather than as a figurehead chairman. The Sun
  • He was one who loved figureheads, full-rigged ships and the traditions of the navy and the sea. LET NOT THE DEEP
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