Definition of forewoman in English:

forewoman

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːwʊmən
 
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noun (plural forewomen)

  • 1A female worker who supervises and directs other workers.
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    • In this case women from the lower class of workers were still binding their feet while the ‘forewomen’ had begun to quit the practice.
    • After all, she has been his forewoman for years, and knows him like clockwork.
    • Under the deacons are ‘care-takers,’ who are the foremen and forewomen in the different pursuits.
  • 1.1North American (In a law court) a woman who presides over a jury and speaks on its behalf.
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    • The jury was on the eve of delivering their verdict, the jury forewoman had a heart attack.
    • A group of jurors who wanted to convict deposed the forewoman.
    • The jury forewoman on a capital murder trial said this of a fellow juror who believed the defendant deserved to die, yet couldn't vote for death.

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