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FUGLEMAN (from the Ger. Flugelmann, t...

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 289 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FUGLEMAN (from the Ger. Flugelmann, the man on the Fliigel or wing), properly a military term for a soldier who is selected to act as " guide," and posted generally on the flanks with the duty of directing the march in the required line, or of giving the time, &c., to the remainder of the unit, which conforms to his movements, in any military exercise. The word is then applied to a ringleader or one who takes the lead in any movement or concerted movement.
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