from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See ataman.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Cossack headman or general.
- n. Title used by the second-highest military commander in Poland and Lithuania (15th to 18th century).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Cossack headman or general. The title of chief hetman is now held by the heir to the throne of Russia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Poland, the commander of an army. The great hetman was formerly the commander-in-chief in the old kingdom of Poland.
- n. Among the Cossacks, formerly, the elected chief of each of their principal communities; a Cossack chief; an ataman.
"I've always heard that the name hetman is not just historical but a word that mean charismatic and strong military leader," Shaw explains.
They looked up at me stupidly and pointed, but just then the "hetman" of the Szgany came out, and seeing them pointing to my window, said something, at which they laughed.
But the imprudent Swede turned southward into the district of the _Ukraine_, there to be joined by _Mazeppa_, the "hetman" of the Cossacks, who led them in revolt against
Matvei Ivanovich Platoff, hetman of Cossacks, and Russian commander in the
We owed loyalty to none but our comrades and the hetman we elected to lead us - I was such a one.
Fortunately, he was not a hetman of Cossacks for nothing.
Now it is a new Russia, and instead of the hetman we have rulers from Moscow to govern the tribe.
Conan, working as a hetman of the Free Peoples is on the trail of a girl he had met in camp.
In 1991, when his hetman was appointed the country's minister of metallurgy, Lisin accompanied him to Moscow.
I thought you would want us to - night - me and the hetman here (patting his pony's neck), and Tom and his charger. when I heard your mill-bell