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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a person used as a cover for some questionable activity;
[syn: front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawman]

2. a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted;
[syn: straw man, strawman]

3. an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds;
[syn: scarecrow, straw man, strawman, bird-scarer, scarer]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

strawman n 1: a person used as a cover for some questionable activity [syn: front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawman] 2: a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted [syn: straw man, strawman] 3: an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds [syn: scarecrow, straw man, strawman, bird- scarer, scarer]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Strawman The first of the series of DoD requirements that led to Ada (Woodenman, Tinman, Ironman, Steelman). Strawman was produced by the HOLWG in Apr 1975. (1995-01-30)