noun, plural fore·men.
Origin of foreman
Related Words for foremansuperintendent, supervisor, head, honcho, pusher, executive, boss, manager, overseer, taskmaster
Examples from the Web for foreman
Contemporary Examples of foreman
One was Joe Bamberger, the foreman of the composing room, and the other was Joe Callahan, my assistant as city editor.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
The foreman was a fireworks expert and is one of three who have since passed away, taking precious information with him.New Revelations in JonBenet’s Unsolved Death
October 25, 2013
The foreman repeated the word regarding a second charge, accessing a government data base.
“We did what we had to do,” the foreman said after the jury was excused.
“Guilty,” the foreman said as to the conspiracy to kidnap charge.
Historical Examples of foreman
Shorty was a sort of foreman, and was allowed much freedom of speech.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
He was, in fact, a slayer of beasts—a foreman at the slaughter-house.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
The foreman only glanced at him in silence, and the young man took this for assent.
He offered the papers to Mr. Parker, but the foreman shook his head.
"I guess my foreman was right," he told his wife, that evening, with a little satisfaction.Alice Adams