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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
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