forewoman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forewoman a woman in charge of a group of workers
    • n forewoman a woman who is foreperson of a jury
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Forewoman A woman who is chief; a woman who has charge of the work or workers in a shop or other place; a head woman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forewoman forewomen (-wim″en). The head woman in a workshop or of a department in a shop, etc. Compare foreman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Forewoman fōr′woom-an a woman who oversees the employees in any shop or factory, a head-woman
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Usage

In literature:

The forewoman was right: the sewing on of the spangles was inexcusably bad.
"House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton
When trouble threatened in the workroom, it was to Mrs. McChesney that the forewoman came.
"Emma McChesney & Co." by Edna Ferber
All of them were screaming the stupid, soul-sickening high note of terror, drowning the forewoman's voice.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
She is our new forewoman; and she has it in her power to do all sorts of kind things for you.
"After Dark" by Wilkie Collins
In 1811 the peasant woman had become a very presentable, skilled, and intelligent forewoman.
"Cousin Betty" by Honore de Balzac
Duchette, the forewoman of a candy store on the nearest business avenue.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
You no right to come here; you not my forewoman now.
"The Alchemist's Secret" by Isabel Cecilia Williams
After Mrs. Bird had started me she was obliged to go to her home, so I advertised for a forewoman.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
The sempstresses-room looks exactly like a large milliner's shop, and here we found a forewoman with eighteen assistants at work.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 443" by Various
Mademoiselle Victorine, the forewoman, and Mademoiselle Clemence, her chief assistant, were the only foreigners.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
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In news:

She talked with Sandy Wood, forewoman of the jury.
Forewoman 's note shocks jury, ends Ford lawsuit.
The forewoman of the panel that cleared two in a road rage case hints that it weighed aggressive acts on both sides.
For the jury forewoman in the Tarpon Springs road rage trial, Wednesday was particularly draining.
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