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"foreman" in British English

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foremannoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɔː.mən/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/ (plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   )
  • foreman noun [C] (AT WORK)

a ​skilledperson with ​experience who is in ​charge of and ​watches over a ​group of ​workers
  • foreman noun [C] (IN COURT)

in a ​lawcourt, one ​member of the jury who is ​chosen to be in ​charge of ​theirdiscussions and to ​speakofficially for them
(Definition of foreman from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"foreman" in American English

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foremannoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔr·mən, ˈfoʊr-/ (plural -men  /ˈfɔr·mən, ˈfoʊr-/ )
a ​skilledperson who is in ​charge of a ​group of ​workers: After four ​years on the ​job, he was ​promoted to foreman. law In a ​court of ​law, the foreman on the ​jury is the ​person who is in ​charge of and ​speaks for the ​jury.
(Definition of foreman from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"foreman" in Business English

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foremannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːmən/ (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.
(Definition of foreman from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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