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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations, Law
foremanfore‧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
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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.
From Longman Business Dictionaryforemanfore‧man /ˈfɔːmənˈfɔːr-/ noun (plural foremen /-mən/) [countable]1MANUFACTURINGJOBa man who is in charge of a group of workers, for example in a factorya factory foremanthe foreman of a building site2LAWa 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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