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strong·man

 (strông′măn′)
n.
1. A man who performs feats of strength, as in a weightlifting competition or at a circus.
2. A man who is a powerful, influential political figure who exercises leadership and control by force.

strongman

(ˈstrɒŋˌmæn)
n, pl -men
1. (Theatre) a performer, esp one in a circus, who performs feats of strength
2. any person regarded as a source of power, capability, initiative, etc

strong•man

(ˈstrɔŋˌmæn, ˈstrɒŋ-)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who performs remarkable feats of strength, as in a circus.
2. a political leader who controls by force; dictator.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strongman - a man who performs feats of strength at a fair or circusstrongman - a man who performs feats of strength at a fair or circus
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
2.strongman - a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence; "he is determined to bring down the Iraqi strongman"
potentate, dictator - a ruler who is unconstrained by law

strongman

noun
An absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive:
Translations

strongman

[ˈstrɒŋmæn] N (strongmen (pl)) (Circus) → forzudo m, hércules m (Pol etc) → hombre m fuerte

strongman

[ˈstrɒŋgmæn] n
(in circus)hercule m, colosse m
(= leader) → homme m fortstrong-minded [ˌstrɒŋˈmaɪndɪd] adjqui a de la suite dans les idées
She is a strong-minded, independent woman → C'est une femme indépendante qui a de la suite dans les idées.strong point n (= strength) → point m fort
... is not his strong point → ... n'est pas son fort
Punctuality isn't my strong point → La ponctualité n'est pas mon fort.
Science was never my strong point at school → Les sciences n'ont jamais été mon fort à l'école.

strongman

n pl <-men> (lit, fig)starker Mann

strongman

[ˈstrɒŋˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) (circus performer) → maciste
References in classic literature ?
A WEAK Man going down-hill met a Strong Man going up, and said:
When it was finished, he made the strong man who had uprooted the trees take the sack on his shoulder and go with him to the King.
Strong-Arm was another strong man. He was one of the best fishermen.
Your uncle is a strong man, with a very happy and placid nature.
My father, if a strong man can be found to do battle for my cause with sword and spear, according to the custom of the Nazarenes, and that within the lists of Templestowe, on the third day from this time, peradventure our fathers' God will give him strength to defend the innocent, and her who hath none to help her.
Never had I seen so profound a despair as that which I saw on his face,--the face of Wolf Larsen the fighter, the strong man, the indomitable one.
The riotous blast shook the casement as if a strong man were striving to force his entrance into the comfortable room.
there stood a strong man, with a mighty hamper, which, being hauled into the room and presently unpacked, disgorged such treasures as tea, and coffee, and wine, and rusks, and oranges, and grapes, and fowls ready trussed for boiling, and calves'-foot jelly, and arrow-root, and sago, and other delicate restoratives, that the small servant, who had never thought it possible that such things could be, except in shops, stood rooted to the spot in her one shoe, with her mouth and eyes watering in unison, and her power of speech quite gone.
Of Carlyle's numerous later works the most important are 'Past and Present,' in which he contrasts the efficiency of certain strong men of medieval Europe with the restlessness and uncertainty of contemporary democracy and humanitarianism and attacks modern political economy; 'Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches,' which revolutionized the general opinion of Cromwell, revealing him as a true hero or strong man instead of a hypocritical fanatic; and 'The History of Frederick the Great,' an enormous work which occupied Carlyle for fourteen years and involved thorough personal examination of the scenes of Frederick's life and battles.
'But, with care, many a delicate infant has become a strong man or woman.'
He must once have been a very strong man, but now his great frame, with big, knotty joints, had a wasted look, and the skin was drawn tight over his high cheekbones.
John Dolittle was a strong man, though he wasn't very tall.