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Other Figurehead Definition

[n] figure on the bow of some sailing vessels
[n] a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

Misc. Definitions

\Fig"ure*head`\, n.
1. (Naut.) The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship.
2. A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.

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