Definition of overseer in English:

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overseer

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəsɪə/

noun

A person who supervises others, especially workers.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
boss, head, head of department, superintendent, captain;
Scottish  grieve
informal chief, head honcho, governor, super
British informal gaffer, guv'nor
North American informal straw boss
Australian informal pannikin boss
Mining  overman

Origin

Late Middle English (also denoting a person appointed by a testator to assist the executor of a will): from oversee.

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