Definition of overseer in English:
A person who supervises others, especially workers.
- We also thank our area engineer, overseer workers, and FAS overseers for their help and support.
- These royal slaves, who lived for more than a century in a community without overseers, masters or managers, form the subject of this important book.
- The duty of the board of overseers is to supervise the major institutions in major markets in the industrial world.
supervisor, foreman, forewoman, chargehand, team leader, controller, manager, manageress, line manager;
North American informal straw boss
Australian informal pannikin boss
Late Middle English (also denoting a person appointed by a testator to assist the executor of a will): from oversee.
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