Meaning of chieftain
Pronunciation: (chēf'tun, -tin), [key]
- the chief of a clan or a tribe.
- a leader of a group, band, etc.: the robbers' chieftain.
- (cap.)Britain's main battle tank since 1969, fitted with a 120mm gun and two machine guns and weighing 55 tons (50 m tons).
- chieftain (Thesaurus)