figurehead vs strawman what difference

what is difference between figurehead and strawman

English

Etymology

figure +‎ head

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪɡjəɹˌhɛd/, /ˈfɪɡəɹˌhɛd/

Noun

figurehead (plural figureheads)

  1. (nautical) A carved figure on the prow of a sailing ship.
  2. (by extension) Someone in a nominal position of leadership who has no actual power; a front or front man.

Translations



English

Noun

strawman (plural strawmen)

  1. Alternative spelling of straw man

Verb

strawman (third-person singular simple present strawmans, present participle strawmanning, simple past and past participle strawmanned)

  1. Alternative spelling of straw man
    • 2009 Bits of Organization page 44
      We are also charged with strawmanning Type la. This is ‘boomerang misrepresentation’ – a disingenuous tactic deployed by writers in an effort to establish the superiority of their own work when all they are really doing is simply repeating

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