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Difference between Figurehead and Head figure


1. a carving, usually a bust or a full-length figure, decorating the prow of a ship:

  • The adornment of ships with figureheads could be traced back to Phoenician times.

2. a person who holds an important office yet has little actual power:

  • The constitution allots so much power to the board of governors that the president is often regarded as merely a figurehead.

head figurea leading person who guides and directs:

  • It was not long before Coke, who was now the head figure in Parliament, vigorously began an inquiry.