[kuh n-duhk-tris]
  1. a woman who conducts; a female leader, guide, director, or manager.
  2. a woman who is employed as a conductor on a bus, train, or other public conveyance.

Origin of conductress

First recorded in 1615–25; conduct(o)r + -ess

Usage note

See -ess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for conductress

Historical Examples of conductress

  • Hastily dressing, she followed her conductress, who had remained to assist her.

    Clara Maynard

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • I did think so but forebore to say it, and I softly followed my conductress.

  • He said a few words to me, and my conductress led me back to my mother.

    The Town

    Leigh Hunt

  • In a few seconds, the orphans and their conductress reached the carriage.

  • A stone-cast from the house was a mirador known to our conductress.

    The Fortunate Isles

    Mary Stuart Boyd