foreman-ship

foreman

[fawr-muhn, fohr-]
noun, plural foremen.
1.
a person in charge of a particular department, group of workers, etc., as in a factory or the like.
2.
the member of a jury selected to preside over and speak for all the jurors on the panel.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English forman chief servant, steward. See fore-, man1

foremanship, noun
subforeman, noun, plural subforemen.
subforemanship, noun


See -man.
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foreman (ˈfɔːmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  Gender-neutral form: supervisor a person, often experienced, who supervises other workmen
2.  law Female equivalent: forewoman the principal juror, who presides at the deliberations of a jury
 
'foremanship
 
n

Foreman (ˈfɔːmən)
 
n
George. born 1949, US boxer: WBA world heavyweight champion (1973--74); he regained the title in 1994 but refused to fight the WBA's top-ranked challenger and was stripped of the title in 1995; recognized as WBU champion until 1997

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foreman
1530s in the sense of "principal juror;" 1570s in the sense of "principal workman;" from fore + man. Earliest attested meaning (early 15c.) was "a leader."
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