chieftain

  • 1 Chieftain — (FV4201) Britische Chieftain Kampfpanzer auf der letzten alliierten Parade im Berliner Tiergarten am 18. Juni 1989 …

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  • 2 Chieftain — can refer to:* A Tribal chief. * The Chieftain tank. * The Chieftains, a traditional Irish band. * The Chieftain, an opera by Arthur Sullivan. * Jason Dunstall, an Australian Rules Footballer often reffered to as The Chieftain …

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  • 3 chieftain — (n.) early 14c., cheftayne ruler, chief, head of something, from O.Fr. chevetain captain, chief, leader, from L.L. capitaneus commander, from L. capitis, gen. of caput head (see HEAD (Cf. head)). According to Rob Roy (1818) a Highland chieftain… …

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  • 4 Chieftain — Chief tain, n. [OE. cheftayn, chevetayn, OF. chevetain, F. capitaine, LL. capitanus, fr. L. caput head. Cf. {Captain}, and see {chief}.] A captain, leader, or commander; a chief; the head of a troop, army, or clan. Syn: Chief; commander; leader;… …

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  • 5 chieftain — index chief, principal (director) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 chieftain — *chief, head, leader, master …

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  • 7 chieftain — ► NOUN ▪ the leader of a people or clan. DERIVATIVES chieftaincy noun (pl. chieftaincies) chieftainship noun. ORIGIN Old French chevetaine, from Latin capitaneus chief …

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  • 8 chieftain — [chēf′tən] n. [ME chevetaine < OFr < LL capitaneus, chief in size: see CAPTAIN] a chief or leader, esp. of a clan or tribe chieftaincy n. pl. chieftaincies chieftainship n …

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  • 9 Chieftain — FV 4201 Chieftain Chieftain Mk 10 o Mk 11 con Paquete de Protección de Tripulación Stillbrew. Tipo Carro de combate principal País de origen …

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  • 10 Chieftain — Char Chieftain2 Char Chieftain dans un musée en Israël Caractéristiques générales Équipage 4 hommes : conducteur, canonier, chargeur, chef de char Longueur 7,5 m (9,99 m avec canon) …

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  • 11 chieftain — n. a tribal chieftain * * * [ tʃiːftən] a tribal chieftain …

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  • 12 chieftain — [[t]tʃi͟ːftən[/t]] chieftains N COUNT A chieftain is the leader of a tribe. ...the legendary British chieftain, King Arthur …

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  • 13 chieftain — UK [ˈtʃiːftən] / US [ˈtʃɪftən] noun [countable] Word forms chieftain : singular chieftain plural chieftains the leader of a tribe (= a group of families or communities that are related to each other) …

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  • 14 chieftain — chieftaincy, chieftainship, n. /cheef teuhn, tin/, n. 1. the chief of a clan or a tribe. 2. a leader of a group, band, etc.: the robbers chieftain. 3. (cap.) Mil. Britain s main battle tank since 1969, fitted with a 120mm gun and two machine guns …

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  • 15 chieftain — noun /ˈtʃiːf.tən,ˈtʃif.tən,ˈtʃif.tin/ a) A leader of a clan or tribe. b) A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers chieftain. Syn: chief, big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig …

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  • 16 chieftain — chief•tain [[t]ˈtʃif tən[/t]] n. 1) ant the chief of a clan or a tribe 2) a leader of a group, band, etc.: the robbers chieftain[/ex] • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME cheftayne, var. of chevetaine < OF < LL capitāneus captain …

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  • 17 chieftain — noun Etymology: Middle English chieftaine, from Anglo French chevetain, from Late Latin capitaneus chief more at captain Date: 14th century a chief especially of a band, tribe, or clan • chieftainship noun …

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  • 19 chieftain — Synonyms and related words: anointed king, boss, chief, cock, crowned head, dynast, emperor, grand duke, head, headman, hierarch, high chief, honcho, imperator, king, king emperor, kinglet, leader, lord paramount, majesty, master, monarch,… …

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  • 20 chieftain — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who is highest in rank or authority: boss, chief, director, head, headman, hierarch, leader, master. Slang: honcho. Idiom: cock of the walk. See OVER …

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