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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 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.
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.
Jury forewoman Lisa Romero said jurors struggled to come to a fair decision based on the evidence presented to them.
He was held in restraint too long and no attempt was made to alter the position of restraint,' said the jury forewoman.
Mr Cameron's parents held hands as the jury forewoman rose to give the guilty verdict in a barely audible voice.
The jury forewoman told reporters that scientific studies "show there is something there, but we weren't convinced it caused this case.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of Head of operations foreman / forewoman.
After a dozen hours of deliberations by a jury of seven women and five men, the forewoman called out in a clear voice that the former special education student was guilty of deliberate, premeditated murder with malice and extreme atrocity.
The heavy cannabis user did not react when the jury forewoman returned the majority verdicts at Newcastle Crown Court.
After the verdicts were announced by the jury forewoman, Mr Rowlands said the case was a tragedy for those involved.