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

  • 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 — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

  • foreman — (or forewoman) noun (plural foremen or forewomen) 1》 a worker who supervises other workers. 2》 (in a law court) a person who presides over a jury and speaks on its behalf …   English new terms 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 — /ˈfɔwʊmən/ (say fawwoomuhn) noun (plural forewomen) a female foreman …   Australian English dictionary

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

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