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"forewoman" in British English

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forewomannoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɔːˌwʊm.ən/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/ (plural -women uk   /-wɪmɪn/ us   )
a ​femaleforeman
(Definition of forewoman from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forewoman" in American English

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forewomannoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔrˌwʊm·ən, ˈfoʊr-/ (plural -women  /ˈfɔrˌwɪm·ən, ˈfoʊr-/ )
a ​skilled woman who is in ​charge of a ​group of ​workers law In a ​court of ​law, the forewoman on the ​jury is a woman who is in ​charge of and ​speaks for the ​jury: The ​jury forewoman ​slowlyread each of the not-guilty ​verdicts.
(Definition of forewoman from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"forewoman" in Business English

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forewomannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːwʊmən/ (plural forewomen)
HR, WORKPLACE a woman who is in ​charge of a ​group of ​workers: She's a forewoman who ​commandsrespect and ​recommends having a sense of humor on the ​job.
LAW in a ​court of ​law, a woman on a jury who is chosen to be in ​charge of the jury's discussions and to speak ​officially for them
(Definition of forewoman from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forewoman”
in Arabic رَئيسة العُمّال…
in Korean 여자 감독…
in Portuguese encarregada…
in Catalan capatassa…
in Japanese 女性の班長, 女性の監督…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女工头, 女领班, 女陪审团团长…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女工頭, 女領班, 女陪審團團長…
in Italian caposquadra (donna)…
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