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Meaning of strongman

strong•man

Pronunciation: (strông'man", strong'-), [key]
— pl. -men.
  1. a person who performs remarkable feats of strength, as in a circus.
  2. a political leader who controls by force; dictator.
  3. the most powerful or influential person in an organization or business, by reason of skill in the formulation and execution of plans, work, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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