foreman


fore·man

noun \ˈfr-mən\

: the member of a jury who is the leader

: a person who is in charge of a group of workers

Full Definition of FOREMAN

:  a first or chief person: as
a :  a member of a jury who acts as chairman and spokesman
b (1) :  a chief and often specially trained worker who works with and usually leads a gang or crew
(2) :  a person in charge of a group of workers, a particular operation, or a section of a plant
fore·man·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of FOREMAN

  1. <asked the shift foreman if he could take a break>

First Known Use of FOREMAN

15th century

Rhymes with FOREMAN

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