foreman

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noun fore·man \ˈfȯr-mən\

Definition of foreman

  1. :  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

foremanship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of foreman in a sentence

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

15th Century

First Known Use of foreman

15th century


FOREMAN Defined for English Language Learners

foreman

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noun fore·man \ˈfȯr-mən\

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

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noun fore·man \ˈfȯr-mən\

Definition of foreman for Students

plural

foremen

\-mən\
  1. :  the leader of a group of workers


Law Dictionary

foreman

noun fore·man

Legal Definition of foreman

plural

foremen

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



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