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foreman

[ fawr-muhn, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔr mən, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun, plural fore·men.
a person in charge of a particular department, group of workers, etc., as in a factory or the like.
the member of a jury selected to preside over and speak for all the jurors on the panel.
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Origin of foreman

1175–1225; Middle English forman chief servant, steward. See fore-, man

usage note for foreman

See -man.

OTHER WORDS FROM foreman

fore·man·ship, nounsub·fore·man, noun, plural sub·fore·men.sub·fore·man·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for foreman (1 of 2)

foreman
/ (ˈfɔːmən) /

noun plural -men
a person, often experienced, who supervises other workmenGender-neutral form: supervisor
law the principal juror, who presides at the deliberations of a juryFemale equivalent: forewoman

Derived forms of foreman

foremanship, noun

British Dictionary definitions for foreman (2 of 2)

Foreman
/ (ˈfɔːmən) /

noun
George . born 1949, US boxer: world heavyweight champion (1973–74); retired in 1977 but re-entered the ring in 1987 and won the heavyweight championship in 1994 at age 45
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