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foreman in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishforemanfore‧man /ˈfɔːmən $ ˈfɔːr-/ ●○○ noun (plural foremen /-mən/) [countable]  1 BOa worker who is in charge of a group of other workers, for example in a factory2 SCTthe leader of a jury, who announces their decision in court
Examples from the Corpus
foremanAfter Taylor was named gang boss and foreman, shop tensions might have dissipated in any number of ways.He was scarcely the first foreman to come along intent on securing efficiencies; that was always part of the job.He had worked his way up from foreman in underground heavy engineering projects to resident engineer.Once the bailiff had locked the door, the jury foreman called for all the evidence.He slumped forward in his seat, supporting his arms on his knees, when the jury foreman announced the verdict.Her father is a retired mining foreman.He became a site foreman, a negotiator.Time taken in unloading should be recorded by the foreman and paid at the agreed rate.Anton hated the foreman, who was never satisfied with anyone's work.He spoke as though he were a rich landowner instead of just the foreman of a modest building firm.Problems may arise where the foreman is bribed or negligent and excessive hours are claimed by the sub-contractor.