Definition of frontman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌntman/

noun (plural frontmen)

1The lead singer of a pop or rock group.
Example sentences
  • The latter can be overbearing, it's true, but that's a central function of rock frontmen.
  • The problem with these two roles is that the requirements of a frontman decisively separate the singer from the other band members.
  • The flamboyant frontman of rock group Queen will be remembered at the concert at The Barbican in York on Saturday November 24.
1.1British A presenter of a television programme.
Example sentences
  • The Granada TV frontman is the master of ceremonies who will introduce an action-packed programme.
  • He mentions every single paper and important television journalist, with the amazing exception of the frontman of Channel Four News.
  • He has won millions of fans as a frontman for a string of programmes including The Antiques Roadshow.
2A person who represents an organization and works to make its image more appealing to the public: Harry wanted Teddy to act as the respectable frontman for his business interests
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  • He has been the blunt frontman of a bid to make suburban growth pay its full freight, and has drawn the ire and political activism of major home builders in so doing.
  • New disruption tactics have seen regulators used to strip the frontmen of organised crime of their licences to carry out MOTs or operate in the sector.
  • She thinks he is just the frontman for the competition which has been criticised for ruining the music industry.
3(In soccer) a forward or attacker: once again, Wigan’s frontmen failed to take their chances
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  • A strike partner for him was the most difficult decision, seeing as there have been so many excellent displays by frontmen this season.
  • "You just can't legislate for pace like that," you'll often hear them conclude, as a pair of lightning slow centre halves trail in the wake of a pacy frontman.
  • He begins the campaign as the club's only fit frontman.

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