assistant foreman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n assistant foreman a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
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Usage

In literature:

McNish had good foreman timber in him and would make a capable assistant.
"To Him That Hath" by Ralph Connor
Such was Mr. Plimmins, Mr. Plaskwith's factotum, foreman in the shop, assistant editor to the Mercury.
"Night and Morning, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
At the other terminus the foreman and his assistants took the water pails, and dashed the contents here and there as opportunity arose.
"The Banner Boy Scouts" by George A. Warren
The foreman yet lived; perhaps would not prove even seriously injured, if assistance only reached him promptly.
"Beth Norvell" by Randall Parrish
The foreman continued to stare at Astro as the big cadet turned to his assistant nonchalantly.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
The Jam-wagon, too, we had employed as a sort of assistant foreman.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The foreman promised to make Carl his assistant.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
I've been raised to assistant foreman.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
I have bought a ranch adjoining Mosquito Bend, and secured Joe's assistance as foreman.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The inevitable bottle of "pop" neither of us was able to open until the foreman came along and lent his assistance.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
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