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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 ?
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.
Knuckle-Bone was a strong man, a very strong man, and he knew not law.
A WEAK Man going down-hill met a Strong Man going up, and said:
Your uncle is a strong man, with a very happy and placid nature.
It makes the strong man stronger, and the angry man to forget that he is angry.
Faku was unhurt; he was a strong man, also armed with an axe.
The figures in this boat were those of a strong man with ragged grizzled hair and a sun-browned face, and a dark girl of nineteen or twenty, sufficiently like him to be recognizable as his daughter.
His masculinity, the masculinity of the fighting male, made its inevitable appeal to her, a female, moulded by all her heredity to seek out the strong man for mate, and to lean against the wall of his strength.
It was evident that this strange, strong man was under the irresistible influence of the dark, graceful girl who loved another.
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.
In both The Tain and in Deirdre we find the love of fighting, the brave joy of the strong man when he finds a gallant foe.
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.