Oversman
Oversman O"vers*man, n.; pl. {Oversmen}. 1. An overseer; a superintendent. [1913 Webster]

2. (Scots Law) An umpire; a third arbiter, appointed when two arbiters, previously selected, disagree. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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