[fawr-muh n, fohr-]
- 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.
Origin of foreman
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Examples from the Web for 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.
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
- 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
- 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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Word Origin and History for foreman
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