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chief•tain



Pronunciation: (chēf'tun, -tin), [key]
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 and weighing 55 tons (50 m tons).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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