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chairman

1chairman

noun chair·man \-mən\

: the person (especially a man) who is in charge of a meeting, committee, or event

: the person who is in charge of a company or organization

Full Definition of CHAIRMAN

1
a :  the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or event
b :  the administrative officer of a department of instruction (as in a college)
2
:  a carrier of a sedan chair
chair·man·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of CHAIRMAN

  1. the chairman of the airline company
  2. <the chairman called the meeting to order>

First Known Use of CHAIRMAN

1592

2chairman

verb
chairmaned or chairmannedchairman·ing or chairman·ning

Definition of CHAIRMAN

transitive verb
:  chair 3

First Known Use of CHAIRMAN

1888

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