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noun [countable] front man pronunciation in British English
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singularfront man
pluralfront men
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  1. 1
    a man who is the main singer in a group of musicians
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  2. 2
    a man whose job is to represent an organization by talking to journalists or other people, especially in order to improve the organization’s reputation

    He serves as a front man for the tobacco industry.

    1. a.
      someone whose job is to hide an illegal or secret activity for another person or organization
  3. 3
    British a man whose job is to be the main person who appears in a television programme and tells people what is happening in each part of the programme
  4. 4
    British a player who plays near the other team’s goal and tries to score in a sport such as football

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