Meaning of “foreman” in the English Dictionary

"foreman" in British English

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foremannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɔː.mən/ us /ˈfɔːr.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us

foreman noun [ C ] (AT WORK)

a skilled person with experience who is in charge of and watches over a group of workers

foreman noun [ C ] (IN COURT)

in a law court, one member of the jury who is chosen to be in charge of their discussions and to speak officially 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 skilled person 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 /ˈfɔːmən/ us 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)