figurehead
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figurehead(
fih
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gyuhr
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hehd
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(leader without real power)
a. el testaferro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bradley is only a figurehead. His chief of staff is who is really in charge.Bradley es solo un testaferro; el jefe de personal es el que realmente está a cargo.
2. (nautical)
a. el mascarón de proa
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The USS Lancaster had a spectacular golden eagle as its figurehead.El USS Lancaster tenía un águila de oro espectacular de mascarón de proa.
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figurehead
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (on ship)
a. el mascarón de proa
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a. el testaferro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of country, party)
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figurehead [ˈfɪɡəhed]
noun
(on ship) mascarón (m) de proa; testaferro (m);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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