foreman


foreman
foreman fore‧man [ˈfɔːmən ǁ ˈfɔːr-] noun foremen PLURALFORM [-mən] [countable]
1. MANUFACTURING JOBS a man who is in charge of a group of workers, for example in a factory:

• a factory foreman

• the foreman of a building site

2. LAW a person who is the leader of a jury (= the group of ordinary people who decide whether someone is guilty in some courts of law):

• The foreman of the jury read out the verdict to the packed courtroom.

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foreman UK US /ˈfɔːmən/ noun [C] (plural foremen)
HR, WORKPLACE someone in charge of a group of workers: a construction/factory/mine foreman »

The mine foreman was responsible for conducting a pre-shift examination of the mine.

LAW in a court of law, a member of the jury who is chosen to be in charge of the jury's discussions and to speak officially for them: »

The jury foreman read the verdict - reached Friday after 15 hours of deliberation - in a Macomb County courtroom.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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