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fore·wom·an

 (fôr′wo͝om′ən)
n.
1. A woman who serves as the leader of a work crew, as in a factory.
2. A woman who chairs and speaks for a jury.

forewoman

(ˈfɔːˌwʊmən)
n, pl -women
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) commerce a female supervisor of a group of workers
2. law a woman principal juror, who presides at the deliberations of a jury

fore•wom•an

(ˈfɔrˌwʊm ən, ˈfoʊr-)

n., pl. -wom•en.
1. a woman who supervises a department or group of workers.
2. a woman on a jury who is selected to preside over and speak for all the jurors in the panel.
[1700–10]
usage: See -woman.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forewoman - a woman who is foreperson of a juryforewoman - a woman who is foreperson of a jury
foreperson - the presiding member of the jury and the one who speaks on their behalf
2.forewoman - a woman in charge of a group of workers
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of

forewoman

noun
Someone who directs and supervises workers:
Informal: straw boss.
Slang: chief.
Translations

forewoman

[ˈfɔːˌwʊmən] N (forewomen (pl)) (Jur) → presidenta f del jurado; [of workers] → capataz f, capataza f

forewoman

n pl <-women> → Vorarbeiterin f; (Jur, of jury) → Obmännin f

forewoman

[ˈfɔːˌwʊmən] n (-women (pl)) → caporeparto f inv; (of jury) → portavoce f inv della giuria
References in classic literature ?
The women at the boards near to her scrambled, first, to the hot iron to save the cloth, and then to her, while the forewoman hurried belligerently down the aisle.
And thereafter, for a long time, the many irons rose and fell, the pace of the room in no wise diminished; while the forewoman strode the aisles with a threatening eye for incipient breakdown and hysteria.
The forewoman was especially severe with Ona, because she believed that she was obstinate on account of having been refused a holiday the day after her wedding.
If you're ready to come,' said Madame Mantalini, 'you had better begin on Monday morning at nine exactly, and Miss Knag the forewoman shall then have directions to try you with some easy work at first.
Musa and Osman hugged each other as the forewoman read out the not guilty verdicts and they were told by Judge Jeremy Jenkins they were free to leave the dock.
A jury forewoman read the recommendation aloud from a public statement written by the panel, after deliberating for seven hours over three days.
The 47-year-old shook his head as the jury forewoman announced the verdicts.
Ward, from Drumellan Gardens in the Moyraverty area of Craigavon, showed little emotion as the forewoman of the jury returned the majority verdict but began the verbal attack as he was being led from the dock.
The forewoman said "Yes" - and added: "Commanding officers did not inform officers in the inner concourse prior to the opening of Gate C.
The defendant, a father-of-five, stood still in the dock, his hands resting on the bench in front of him, and gave no reaction as the guilty verdicts were given by the forewoman of the jury.
As the forewoman returned the not guilty verdicts on the three, the young defendants burst into tears.
Middlesbrough-born Mr Kibirige, who grew up in Yarm, held his head in his hands as the forewoman began returning the not guilty verdicts in a clear voice, looking at the defendant each time.