figurehead Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"figurehead" in British English

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figureheadnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɪɡ.ə.hed/  us   /-jɚ-/

figurehead noun [C] (PERSON)

someone who has the ​position of ​leader in an ​organization but who has no ​realpower: The ​president of this ​company is just a figurehead - the Chief Executive has ​day-to-daycontrol.

figurehead noun [C] (MODEL)

a ​paintedmodel, usually of a ​person, that in the past was ​attached to the ​front of a ​ship
(Definition of figurehead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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figureheadnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɪɡ·jərˌhed/
someone who has the ​position of a ​leader but who has no ​realpower: The ​companychairman is ​basically a figurehead.
(Definition of figurehead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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