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chargehand Line breaks: charge|hand
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɑːdʒhand/

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Definition of chargehand in English:


A worker, ranking below a foreman, in charge of others on a particular job.
Example sentences
  • He worked as a chargehand for the railway company.
  • On each site where the work is in progress the Contractor must maintain a competent foreman or chargehand who has complete control of all labour engaged on the work.
  • Drivers could lose nearly £1,400 per year, while chargehands could also face a drop in wages.

Words that rhyme with chargehand

saraband • backhand

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