foreman

noun fore·man \ ˈfȯr-mən \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of foreman

: a first or chief person: such 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

foremanship

play \ˈfȯr-mən-ˌship\ noun

Examples of foreman in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of foreman

15th century

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FOREMAN Defined for English Language Learners

foreman

Definition of foreman for English Language Learners

  • : the member of a jury who is the leader

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


FOREMAN Defined for Kids

foreman

noun fore·man \ ˈfȯr-mən \

Definition of foreman for Students

plural foremen \-mən\
: the leader of a group of workers

Law Dictionary

foreman

noun fore·man

legal Definition of foreman

plural foremen
: a male or female member of a jury who acts as the leader and speaks for the jury


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