Definition of 'chieftain'
Example sentences containing 'chieftain'
Right through the press drove Thoden Thengel's son, and his spear was shivered as he threw down their chieftain.THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004) HIGH STAND (2004)
With his bright beard, broad shoulders, and flowing hair, he did not look like a proper Norman to her, more like a Norse pirate chieftain.HERE BE DRAGONS (2004)
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