selectman

selectman

[si-lekt-muhn]
noun, plural selectmen.
(in most New England states) one of a board of town officers chosen to manage certain public affairs.

Origin:
1625–35, Americanism; select (adj.) + -man

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selectman (sɪˈlɛktmən)
 
n , pl -men
any of the members of the local boards of most New England towns

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