noun. ['ˈfɪgjɝˌhɛd'] a person used as a cover for some questionable activity.
- straw man
- front man
- nominal head
Words that Rhyme with Figurehead
Example sentences of the word figurehead
1. Noun, singular or mass
Since he was so young, King Tutankhamun was no more than a figurehead.
Paint the figurehead brown.
Quotes containing the word figurehead
1. I guess if I had to pick a spiritual figurehead to possess the deed to the entirety of Earth, I'd go with Buddha, but only because he wouldn't want it.
- Sarah Vowell, Unfamiliar Fishes
noun. ['ˈfɪgjɝˌhɛd'] figure on the bow of some sailing vessels.