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also fueh·rer  (fyo͝or′ər)
A leader, especially one exercising the powers of a tyrant.

[German, from Middle High German vüerer, from vüeren, to lead, from Old High German fuoren; see per- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈfyːrər; English ˈfjʊərə) or


a leader: applied esp to Adolf Hitler (der Führer) while he was Chancellor
[German, from führen to lead]
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or Fueh•rer

(ˈfü rər: Eng. ˈfyʊər ər)

n. German.
1. leader.
2. der Führer (de r), the leader: title of Adolf Hitler.
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A German word for leader, often used to mean a tyrant.
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also fuehrer
An absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive:
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References in classic literature ?
As to my friend Hermann, he might have been a consummate master of the honourable craft, but he was called officially Schiff fuhrer, and had the simple, heavy appearance of a well-to-do farmer, combined with the good-natured shrewdness of a small shopkeeper.
Gushing about seeing her Fuhrer in the Osteria, and how he passed only inches from her table, with his dog whip, think of that ...
The pair had enjoyed an "intimate and friendly relationship" as Bauer flew the Fuhrer around Europe.
Modi Saab's name will therefore have to be Monsieur Mon Dieu and Amran Khan's name will now have to be Fuhrer Eichman Kahn.
SCOTLAND'S oldest football club have been caught up in a Nazi row after their captain wore an armband with "Fuhrer" on it.
I want to say we had over 150 community engagement events of all different sizes, said Josh Fuhrer, executive director of the Gresham Redevelopment Commission the city's urban renewal agency.
The students in Sue Fuhrer's American Government class got the gifts during their elections unit, which comes less than two weeks before the March 20 primary.
The 'white' words, as I said, elevate the Fuhrer into ecstasy.
30 at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce's economic forum at the Holiday Inn in Concord, Jeffrey Fuhrer, executive vice president of the Fed Reserve Bank in Boston, said he anticipates a "modest" interest rate in December, but he added it's unlikely that there will be drastic interest rate hikes on the horizon.
While Hitler favoured high intravenous doses of vitamins and glucose from 1936, by the time Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 the Fuhrer had turned to "steroids and hormone products like liver extracts of pigs, stuff like that, pretty unsavoury things got into his veins", Ohler told BBC Radio 4's Today program.
As Allied bombs rained down on German cities, the Fuhrer drew up plans for the biggest gun the world has ever seen: the V-3 Supergun.