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.
- fore·man·ship, noun
- sub·fore·man, noun, plural sub·fore·men.
- sub·fore·man·ship, noun
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How to use foreman in a sentence
Presently, one of the foremen or overlookers saw it, and wanted to know what all that rubbish had been put there for.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
He inspected the assembling of machines before they were shipped, and he overheard wisdom from foremen and superintendents.The Women of Tomorrow | William Hard
Architects with parchment rolls in their hands went to and fro talking to overseers and foremen.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
He heard the clatter of concrete mixers, the raucous grind of the crusher, the scream of donkey engines and the shouts of foremen.Still Jim | Honor Willsie Morrow
Joe took counsel with his foremen, and they threshed the matter out one night sitting around the fire.The Boss of Wind River | David Goodger (email@example.com)
British Dictionary definitions for foreman (1 of 2)
a person, often experienced, who supervises other workmen: Gender-neutral form: supervisor
law the principal juror, who presides at the deliberations of a jury: Female equivalent: forewoman
- foremanship, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Foreman (2 of 2)
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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