Forewoman
Forewoman \Fore"wom`an\, n.; pl. {Forewomen}. A woman who is chief; a woman who has charge of the work or workers in a shop or other place; a head woman. --Tatler. --W. Besant. [1913 Webster]

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  • forewoman — fore‧wom‧an [ˈfɔːˌwʊmən ǁ ˈfɔːr ] noun forewomen PLURALFORM [ ˌwɪmɪn] [countable] 1. MANUFACTURING JOBS a woman who is in charge of a group of workers, for example in a factory: • the forewoman at a watch factory 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • forewoman — [fôr′woom΄ən] n. pl. forewomen [fôr′wim΄in] a woman serving as a foreman …   English World dictionary

  • forewoman — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌwʊmən] / US [ˈfɔrˌwʊmən] noun [countable] Word forms forewoman : singular forewoman plural forewomen UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌwɪmɪn] / US [ˈfɔrˌwɪmɪn] 1) a female worker who leads a team of workers, usually in a factory 2) legal a woman who is… …   English dictionary

  • forewoman — I foreman, forewoman (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. supervisor, superintendent, overseer, straw boss (inf.). See director. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Someone who directs and supervises workers: boss, director, foreman, foreperson …   English dictionary for students

  • forewoman — noun Date: 1620 a woman who is a foreman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forewoman — /fawr woom euhn, fohr /, n., pl. forewomen. 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. [1700 10; FORE + WOMAN] Usage. See woman. *… …   Universalium

  • forewoman — noun A female foreman …   Wiktionary

  • forewoman — fore|wom|an [ˈfo:ˌwumən US ˈfo:r ] n plural forewomen [ ˌwımın] 1.) a female worker who is in charge of a group of other workers, especially in a factory 2.) a woman who is the leader of a ↑jury and announces their decision in court …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forewoman — fore|wom|an [ fɔr,wumən ] (plural fore|wom|en [ fɔr,wımın ] ) noun count 1. ) a female worker who leads a team of workers, usually in a factory 2. ) a woman who is chosen to be the leader of a JURY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • forewoman — fore·wom·an || fÉ”rwÊŠmÉ™n/fɔː n. female manager; female head of a jury …   English contemporary dictionary

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