Word of the day

The word for today is…

fugleman (noun) – 1. A leader, especially a political leader.
2. A soldier designated as a guide or model for a company’s manoeuvers or drills.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Also fugelman, “expert soldier placed in front of a regiment or company in exercises as an example to the others,” a mangled borrowing of German Flügelmann “leader of a file,” literally “wing-man,” from Flügel “wing” + Mann.


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