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figurehead

noun

1 figurehead

A person used as a cover for some questionable activity.

synonyms: front, front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Polish: figurant



2 figurehead

Figure on the bow of some sailing vessels.

Dutch: boegbeeld
Polish: aflaston, galion


Moby thesaurus: Charlie McCarthy, a nobody, a nothing, adherent, advocate, alter ego, alternate, amicus curiae, armory, attorney, backup, backup man, badge, badge of office, badges, baton, beak, blazonry, bow, bowsprit ... show more.

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