conductress

conductress

[kuhn-duhk-tris]
noun
1.
a woman who conducts; a female leader, guide, director, or manager.
2.
a woman who is employed as a conductor on a bus, train, or other public conveyance.

Origin:
1615–25; conduct(o)r + -ess


See -ess.
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conductor (kənˈdʌktə)
 
n
1.  an official on a bus who collects fares, checks tickets, etc
2.  Also called (esp US): director a person who conducts an orchestra, choir, etc
3.  a person who leads or guides
4.  (US), (Canadian) a railway official in charge of a train
5.  a substance, body, or system that conducts electricity, heat, etc
6.  See lightning conductor
 
con'ductorship
 
n
 
conductress
 
fem n

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