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forewoman

[fawr-woo m-uh n, fohr-]
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noun, plural fore·wom·en.
  1. a woman in charge of a particular department or group of workers.
  2. a woman on a jury selected to preside over and speak for all the jurors on the panel.
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Origin of forewoman

First recorded in 1700–10; fore- + woman

Usage note

See -woman.
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  • "That is for the operatives on the upper floor," explained the forewoman.

    The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch

    Laura Lee Hope

  • This order was so pointedly a dismissal that the forewoman had no excuse to linger.

    Fairy Fingers

    Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

  • The forewoman and Maurice had only taken a few steps when they encountered him.

    Fairy Fingers

    Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

  • "Only to a very moderate extent," replied the forewoman precisely.

    Love at Paddington

    W. Pett Ridge

  • What do you think the name of the forewoman at our place of business is?

    Love at Paddington

    W. Pett Ridge