Meaning of “forewoman” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “forewoman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 slowly read each of the not-guilty verdicts.

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forewomannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɔːwʊmən/ us plural forewomen

HR, WORKPLACE a woman who is in charge of a group of workers:

She's a forewoman who commands respect 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)