Definition of foreman
: a first or chief person: such asa : a member of a jury who acts as chairman and spokesmanb (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
foremanshipplay \ˈfȯr-mən-ˌship\ noun
Examples of foreman in a Sentence
asked the shift foreman if he could take a break
Recent Examples of foreman from the Web
That message also was received by a department foreman.
My father worked two jobs his whole life, mostly as a printing-press foreman.
Future factory foremen won’t actually go see their machines at work.
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First Known Use of foreman
FOREMAN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of foreman for Students
: the leader of a group of workers
Legal Definition of foreman
: a male or female member of a jury who acts as the leader and speaks for the jury
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