Definition of shop steward in English:

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shop steward

Pronunciation: /ˈSHäp ˌst(y)o͞oərd/

noun

A person elected by workers, for example in a factory, to represent them in dealings with management.
Example sentences
  • I was considered to be a promising worker at Harris Scarfe and a good shop steward.
  • Down the road at Vauxhall car plant a shop steward with a megaphone addressed a factory gate meeting.
  • His father, Billy, was a shop steward who regularly took him on union marches.

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Syllabification: shop stew·ard

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