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forewoman

[fawr-woo m-uh n, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌwʊm ən, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, plural 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.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; fore- + woman
Usage note
See -woman.
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  • The first time, the forewoman misplaced her verdict sheet.
  • But one of those two, the jury forewoman, said later that she had felt unbearably pressured by other jurors.

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