• IPA: /ˈfɪɡjəɹˌhɛd/, /ˈfɪɡəɹˌhɛd/

figurehead (plural figureheads)

  1. (nautical) A carved figure on the prow of a sailing ship.
  2. (by extension) Someone in a nominal position of leadership who has no actual power; a front or front man.
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