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English definition of “strongman”

strongman

noun [C] uk   /ˈstrɒŋ.mæn/ us    /ˈstrɑːŋ-/ (plural -men   /-men/   )
a man who is employed or famous for his great physical strength: If she talks to the police, Joey's strongmen will be paying her a visit. literary a person who is very powerful and able to cause change, especially of a political type: Haitian strongman Duvalier could feel his power slipping away.
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