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figurehead

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪgjərhed; ˈfɪgəhed/

Translation of figurehead in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Nautical/Náutica] mascarón (masculine) de proa he's merely a figurehead no es más que una figura decorativa
    Example sentences
    • The incomers were principally craftsmen, carving ships' figureheads and occasional portrait busts.
    • She reached the anchored ship and recognized the figurehead upon its prow.
    • Some boats are shown with cabins, prows and figureheads and some carry animals.

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