chieftain definition

  • noun:
    • the top or head of a group, specially of a clan or tribe.
    • A leader of a clan or tribe.
    • A leader of an organization, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
    • The name of a British armed forces container.
    • A captain, frontrunner, or commander; a chief; the head of a troop, army, or clan.
    • A captain, frontrunner, or leader; a chief; the head of a troop, military, or clan.
    • Synonyms Commander, chief, etc. See main.
    • the head of a tribe or clan
    • the leader of a team of men and women

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