selectman

[ si-lekt-muhn ]
/ sɪˈlɛkt mən /

noun, plural se·lect·men.

(in most New England states) one of a board of town officers chosen to manage certain public affairs.

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Origin of selectman

1625–35, Americanism;select (adj.) + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for selectman

selectman
/ (sɪˈlɛktmən) /

noun plural -men

any of the members of the local boards of most New England towns
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